a collaborative project between visual artists liu chang and miao jing, hibanana studio is based in both brooklyn, new york and beijing in china. its latest project, entitled ‘hills beyond a river’ is a psychedelic trip into the unknown, mashing the natural with the digital in an almost ten minute journey through the virtual realm. 

hibanana studio is based in both brooklyn, new york and beijing in china
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‘our approach combines fine art technique and emerging technology to stimulate emotions, sensations, and participation’, explain liu chang and miao jing, who founded hibanana studio in 2011. ‘we are inventing new forms of the moving image for display surfaces of the future. a series of interdisciplinary research and practices range from video, sound, light, interaction and spatial experience leads us to artworks, commissions, and exhibition.’

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‘hills beyond a river’ is a psychedelic trip into the unknown

 

 

‘hills beyond a river’ follows the journey of three animals — a hawk, stag and wolf — as their make their way through a futuristic cityscape. accompanied by a thrumming, electronic underscore created by mickey zhang and WHAI, the video takes us on a trance-like journey through some distant reality, a place where geometric architectures and neon lights are the bedrock of the world around us, and the animal and artificial live in perfect symbiosis. 

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the video follows three animals, a hawk, stag and wolf, as their make their way through a futuristic cityscape

 

 

an oil painter and multimedia artist based in brooklyn, miao jing’s work is concerned with consumerism and pop culture, as well as the transformation of urban culture in contemporary society. currently focused on computational art, liu chang’s practice ranges from audio visual installation to algorithmic and interactive art. 

peter corboy I designboom

may 21, 2017



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