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Ocean Wave

Ocean Wave is a light-based installation using real-time data to replicate ocean waves hitting a shoreline. Ocean Wave employs on-site, outdoor 3D-scanning to pull data from the waves in Sanya, China, an international tourist city renowned for its tropical coastal vistas and year-round warmth. The installation’s visual inspiration, however, is drawn from the mesmerizing autumnal hues of Iceland. Liu meticulously orchestrates the distribution of LED strips, fine-tuning RGB values to replicate the original colors of icebergs. Luminescent composite materials cast an illuminated sheen upon the surfaces of natural stones taken from the stream of a hotel in Sanya. As dusk descends, a gentle blue radiance unfolds, creating a distinctive landscape reminiscent of icebergs.


Ocean Wave, meticulously installed and calibrated through precise environmental calculations, seamlessly merges the two disparate geographical landscapes of Iceland and Sanya, China. The result is a harmonious synthesis that births a novel spatial experience. By showcasing the inherent contradictions of the artwork's locales, it prompts contemplation on human perceptions of space and the profound impact that installations can exert on their surroundings.

Artwork by Jiayu Liu



Tao Zhang


James C Wilkie


Edit: Wanlong Ma

New Media Installation Support

Real Field Art&Tech. Ltd


Computer Vision Programming

Li Ke


Remote Image Transmission System

Li Ke


Electro-mechanical control system design

Hui Li


Mechanical & Industrial Design

Yingfei Zhao


Software &  Electronic System Design

Xuefeng Rao


3D modelling

Sean Lu

First Launch

10th Kinetica art fair



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