Folding Harmonies

"Folding Harmonies" is an AudioVisual work created for immersive spatial experience. Drawing from quantum mechanics, it explores time's nature in the universe, illustrating the fluctuating behaviors of light to portray time as a flexible entity. A thematic continuation of a 2022 generative art piece, it employs light, shadow, and waveform undulations to depict time's expansion, compression, and extension, offering viewers a vibrant, multi-dimensional sensory exploration, challenging conventional perceptions of reality and linear time.

  • Ping Sheng WU
  • Hsuan Lang LIN
  • Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab
    Photo Credit
  • Chin Lun KAO
    Sound Mixing
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Feature, Music Video, Short, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    Audiovisual, Dome
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 7 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 23, 2023
  • Country of Origin:
  • Shooting Format:
    4096*4096, 5.1 surround sound
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    February 23, 2023
  • FilmGate Interactive X
    United States
    November 30, 2023
    North American Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography

Ping Sheng is a new media artist specializing in computer music, audio-visual performance, and new media installation. A Bath Spa University alumnus, he was part of a team that won the Digital Art Performance Awards' first prize. He's been selected for exchange programs at IRCAM, France and a joint production at EMPAC, New York. Ping Shen's works have been featured at Taipei Digital Art Festival, and he has received Digital Art Awards in 2015 and 2016. His sound design for dance performances has been presented globally, including at Transonic in Spain. From 2018-2022, he served as music supervisor at "noiseKitchen". Recently, his VR sound design was selected for the 2023 Annecy International Animation Film Festival. In 2023, he was selected for the "2024 NTT Arts NOVA" project at the National Taichung Theater.

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Director Statement

“Folding Harmonies” has unique properties in three-dimensional space, and it is these properties that provide the basis for the Folded Harmony experience. The creative process involves a dialogue between light and shadow, allowing the interplay between them to produce an array of textures. The sound waves then define the relationship between the space and the soundscape, creating a harmonious union between the visual and the auditory.

Folding Harmonies experience presents a new and exciting way to explore the relationship between sound and space, by creating a visual representation of sound waves and their corresponding light and shadow textures. The detailed and nuanced variations in sound are projected into the visual realm, revealing the intricate connection between sound and light.