Vivid Sydney at Chatswood 2019

I Dance with You 600 x 400

I Dance With You

Tianli Zu (China)

Collaborators: Andrew Zhou (Australia) & Shenzhen Voice-Light Technology Development Co. (China)

Behold the majesty of the powerful yet delicate wings of the mythical Qilin beast beating along Chatswood Mall, bringing prosperity and peace. In Chinese and East Asian mythology, the Qilin is a holy beast composed of a dragon (qi) and a phoenix (lin) – yin and yang.

The installation depicts the Qilin in flight on a journey through time. Mythical stories of Gods, legendary rulers, and immortals adorn its wings, as well as carvings of nature, inspired by the Classic of Mountains and Seas (Shan Hai Jing), a timeless Chinese text.

Five rows of Qilin wings mysteriously float in the air. Echoing the yin and yang of the legendary creature, the installation combines a static paper cut effect with moving lights juxtaposing the old with the new and the organic with the technological.

In I Dance with You, award-winning multimedia artist Tianli Zu combines intricate art, interactive light and original music in an imposing yet engaging piece providing a spiritual and immersive experience.

Wander around the wings to activate lights revealing shapes, shadows and detail on the wings. Lose yourself as the moving lights change colour to complement the emotions expressed in an original soundtrack inspired by a world where dreams come true.

The stunning I Dance with You reflects the expression that ‘the highest happiness is peace’. Be inspired to connect with your inner self, mind, and body to achieve the peace of tranquillity.

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