How can virtual textiles positively enhance public spaces?
This project aims to explore the role of textiles between physical and digital environments. Located in Beijing’s central business district, digital renders are applied to the exterior of this densely built glass architectural landscape, immersing the overstretched city workers in a flood of colour and light.
Visually inspired by the reflection and refraction of light as it travels between these buildings, this project looks to the interpretation of colours, patterns and textures of the music movement, Vapour-wave, capturing the encompassing a sense of escapism this genre of music is known for.
Exploring how to project rendered virtual materials on transparent installations, this project aims to create an illusion atmosphere, helping people get a sense of immersion and escape from the pressure of real life.
Ziwei Chen is a digital textile designer based in London and Beijing, creating multi-technique installations. Her recent research interests combine virtual and physical materials to create the atmosphere of space. Her work focuses on visual illusions and sensual aesthetics. Chen’s aim is to bridge the digital and physical aspects of the practice to produce immersive and experiential installations.