The artist photographs mounds of garbage covered in green protective nets which he assembles and reworks by computer to create bucolic images of mountain landscapes shrouded in the mist inspired by traditional Chinese paintings. Lying somewhere between painting and photography, between the past and the present, Yao Lu’s work speaks of the radical mutations affecting nature in China as it is subjected to rampant urbanization and the ecological threats that endanger the environment.
We have made a new media art form called The Fiber Optic Tapestry. Fiber optic panels are woven on a handloom and attached to a custom made, computer controlled lighting system, which displays information from the internet onto the tapestry’s surface.
The tapestry parses information from Twitter and other data sources to display color, light, and pattern onto woven fiber optic panels using RGB LEDs. The resulting real-time animation is an abstract, data visualization that continually updates as data changes.
You can learn more about it and see it in motion here: