Folded Landscape
Lyu Wenxuan (Macao, China)
Paper, images
4 x 40 x 70 cm 、4 x 7.44 x 20 cm、4 x 14.8 x 20 cm、54 x 22.24 x 20 cm

"Folded Landscape" comprises both visual and physical parts. Based on the theory of “geometries of desire”, the work explores the sensory operation mode, namely the sensory topology, wherein "landscape” refers to the extended topological structure on a set.

With the use of basic elements such as circles, squares, and triangles, the work aims to discover a more original pattern, the line. Through bending, breaking, joining, and repeating lines, the piece seeks to return to the state of pure image devoid of any linguistic mediation.

In the work, the three books signify respectively the first, second, and third iteration; Serving as a trained visual collection and the ontology style, they become derivatives. The images, on the other hand, are generated by AI trained on “lines”, repeating endlessly the linear structure.

Lyu Wenxuan
 23 years old, is a student of the BA programme in Art and Design, majoring in Visual Communication Design, Faculty of Humanities and Arts, Macau University of Science and Technology, supervised by Assistant Professor Kong Lingqi.

location: University of Macau Museum of Art
01/09/2023 - 05/11/2023