Unnatural Disasters

Every Time The Stars Align

Video Installation

~656ft x 167 ft

Every Time the Stars Align is a video installation displayed on the 3-sided LED façade of Centro Cultural de Fiesp, in São Paulo, Brazil. Every Time the Stars Align was a part of FILE Festival’s FILE LED Show 2018.

Every Time the Stars Align fuses different natural elements of crystals, plasma, and flowers in a lava lamp environment reflecting the vibrance of the city. Red crystals freeze with rigid edges and thaw into a relaxing mood. Plasma liquid rises and falls, reflecting a lava-like quality. Flowers fluctuate between a spectrum of color, symbolizing intense human affections. Contradicting and uniting flat and deep spaces, the three elements compose and decompose.  


Interactive Virtual Reality

Dimensions varied

Chrysalis is a carnal immersive environment that is dominated by hollow babies. The babies appear in a bodily space, leaving hints to uncover  the mystery to their existence.

In a maze-like experience, the audience travels around a doll house designed after the complexity of the human anatomy. A community of hollow babies dominate each room of the doll house, contained, propagated, and nurtured. Rooms of the doll house reveal clues, beckoning the audience to connect the dots. Scenes include blood on walls, grand piano playing and grand statues floating on altars as babies whisper gibberish to each other overhead. These cryptic messages are not ledible for the audience to understand. Questions of inclusivity may be  raised as millions of unknown networks communicate with each other within and out of our reach.


Interactive Performance


Eyeraki is an interactive performance that explores the vulnerability and power in the context of overused security. A live performer is bonded by rope struggling out of repression. As the performer try to set free, a projection of bumbling eyes are staring, surrounding and consuming the performer. Inspired by Kinbaku, the intricate art of binding from Nobu Araki’s practice, Eyeraki questions the obsession of beauty. Until when does one let other things or people consume them? What are the powers of the audience in this context? The act of tying can be conventionally seen as torturous, but the ambitious feelings of the performer can also suggest the possibility of kink and a symbolic liberation.