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VideoMo墨_4K#3 by Yuxi Cao

Mo墨_4K#3, 2015

Yuxi Cao

Watching this artwork slowly change is a bit like watching an artist do calligraphy; intriguing forms that could be Chinese characters emerge before your eyes. The densely packed surface morphs from a delicate landscape of spidery tendrils to a chaotic layered mass of hair-like lines — your attention shifts from macro to micro and back as you watch first the ink and then the ground on which it writes. While the movement appears hand drawn, the video is in fact produced by a generative system created by the artist. The character 墨 is Chinese for the word “mo,” meaning ink, and the fluid movement of the silky lines recalls how ink disperses in water.

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