Artists Statement: My works focus on exploring hidden information of physical spaces by transforming them into virtual spaces with refined data which are usually spatially displayed in a continuous, unrepeated, and unforeseen situation. The virtual spaces aim to provide a richer expression in visualization and a greater degree of artistic presentation for viewers to experience new perspectives that go beyond the original physical spaces. In the transformations, novel aesthetics, narratives, cognitions, or awarenesses, may appear that can hardly be directly observed, experienced, or recognized in the real world. Camera, either static or mobile, single or array, regular or depth, has been heavily used to capture data from the physical world. The data are analyzed, processed, and restructured in one or several computational models serving as connections between the physical and the virtual world. Interactions between people and their relations to the surroundings are another important aspect in my works. It's always fascinating to see how one space can be shaped and depicted differently in the visual world based on different people's behaviors, movements, and reactions.
Artist(s): Jieliang Luo, University of California, Santa Barbara