觀 The Higher Observation
4 channels laser audiovisual projection, silk fabric, dezact
Shi Wei Chieh’s “The Higher Observation.” Shi Wei Chieh is a media artist who reinterprets digital information with traditional camera images and printing on dyed textiles. Recently, he used a digital positioning system to map a two-dimensional image space with laser image technology to initiate discussions on the cosmos and human perceptions. In The Higher Observation, real images were re-formed into photons shown as ones and zeros. Every second, statistic images are rearranged and constructed. Time piles up layers of information to show descriptive continuous spatial events like animations. Humans are only able to respond fragmentally to the present moment. Although the order of the cosmos has been continuously interrupted and changed, this is only a super- micro fragment in the macro-system. Unstable waves will become stable eventually. The interruption of the work by audiences will eventually return to the initial status of the work intended to be presented by the artist. - Chen Ping Shang, Curator of Hyper Perception.