Wenqi Li

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Infinity Game

SHOWCASE
Infinity Etc. (Collaborating Solo Exhibition), Babycastles
Aug 3 - Aug 22, 2017 (Extended to Aug 31)


TOOLS: MadMapper, Projector, Processing, Socket.io, Laser Cutting
ROLE: Creator, Creative Technologist
TEAM: Vanessa Rosa, Veronica Natividade, Wenqi Li

An art exhibition that is also a game, explore the visual and algorithm representations of infinity through the eyes of different cultures. It was made by paintings, creative coding, projection mapping, infinity boxes and mobile application.

The visitors were invited into the quest of looking for hidden numbers across the exhibition site. Each number was capable of transforming our environment in an unique way. Whoever could find them all would win a prize, the academic research paper of patterns in different cultures.

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The project is a collaboration between visual artist Vanessa Rosa, parametric architect Veronica Natividade and creative technologist Wenqi Li, and it was first shown in Babycastles, NYC, August 2017. It’s based on research on ethnomathematics, a culturally contextualized approach on technology.

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The Infinity Game project takes such research much further by exploring in a visual form the crossings between cultures spread all over the world. Through the combination of cultural groups architecture and patterns, we create surrealistic interactive representations and we aim to speak about the universality of mathematical language. We propose a shared visual narrative and powerful reminder of how important the free and open exchange of cultural influence is to our collective identity.

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