“Patikulamanasikara” places the viewer’s point of view inside a “virtual body”, synchronously allowing the viewer to control this “virtual body” with a VR touch controllers. The idea behind creating this work takes after a traditional Buddhist practice: “Patikulamanasikara”, reflections on repulsiveness. Through the ancient view of the body, the work explores the body under the viewpoint of cyborg and post-humanism, providing another way to think about how the body is constructed, even imagined.
Tuan Mu – National Chengchi University (TW)
Tuan Mu was born in 1994. Currently active in Taipei. Creative formats span across VR, video installation, and Oriental media. Earlier works were mainly ink wash painting on paper. More recently, Mu has begun to reference the aesthetic and philosophical views of the East Asian culture, trying to interpret through alternative viewpoints mankind’s perceptive states within the experience of technology, including the subject-object experience in VR, and virtual experience of the body.