Flag (Yangtze) 2017

Flag (Yangtze) 2017 portrays a segment of the Yangtze River near Beijing.
The river colours are digitally recreated, alongside buildings and trees on the riverbanks present as reflections.

At the centre of the scene, a gasoline spill is simulated – accurately refracting the light to create a vivid prismatic field, endlessly shifting shape over time. The viewpoint circles this form while the work unfolds over a 365 day solar cycle of night and day. The soft undulation of the waves animates the scene, giving rise to the title of the work.

Artwork Producer: Werner Poetzelberger
Programmer: Helmut Bressler
3D Modeler: Max Loegler
Installation Development: Jakob Illera / Inseq, Vienna
Game Engine: Unigine

Exhibitions

Solar Pavilion / Flag at Galway International Arts Festival, 2017

Featuring the rivers Amazon, Danube, Nile and Yangtze, each computer simulation introduces a portrait of a small section of each river, integrating the buildings and flora on the riverbanks as visible reflections.

Co–commissioned by Galway International Arts Festival, Thomas Dane Gallery, London and Simon Preston Gallery, New York.

Installed at:
Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF) 2017
Artist designed pavilion made from scorched larch ply;

17/07/2017 – 30/07/2017
O’Donoghue Theatre, NUI Galway
University Road, Galway

www.giaf.ie

2017 · SOLAR PAVILION / FLAG / GALWAY INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL
2017 · SOLAR PAVILION / FLAG / GALWAY INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL
2017 · SOLAR PAVILION / FLAG / GALWAY INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL
2017 · SOLAR PAVILION / FLAG / GALWAY INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL
2017 · SOLAR PAVILION / FLAG / GALWAY INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL
2017 · SOLAR PAVILION / FLAG / GALWAY INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL

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