Data Eye of Wangjing

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Client: Beijing Vanke Group

Location: Beijing, China

Completion date: 2020

Project Team

Artists

Ouchhh

Consultancy and Workshop

UAP | Urban Art Projects

Overview

Data Eye of Wangjing is a new public art sculpture that is created using data to art various aspects of life in Beijing. Data Eye of Wangjing is a climate change data sculpture and permanent public art. Different sets of environmental data such as air quality, CO2 transmissions and city traffic are translated onto the rotating LED panels, using the sculpture as a vehicle to transmit information.

Standing at LED screen structure and comprised of rotating concentric rings, the Data Eye of Wangjing is a permanent site-specific landmark for the Wangjing Laneway, a mixed-use development in Beijing, China.

Ouchhh always creates questions about the truth behind the observation, art, science, technology, data, artificial intelligence, natural phenomena. Ouchhh discovers the intersection of the multidimensional worlds as a hybrid environment that redefines the future of art. Ouchhh’s main goal is not just to create an iconic landmark but also to create a data-driven public art to inspire and create a sense of marvel to everyone who experiences it through awe-inspiring arts⁠.

Goals

‘Data Eye of Wangjing’ by Ouchhh rediscovers the rhythms of Beijing and redefines the future of art in the 21st century. Using data as paint and complex algorithms as a brush, this work exists at the intersection of virtual and physical worlds.

‘Ouchhh strives to question the truths behind today’s most accepted beliefs in science, technology, artificial intelligence, and natural phenomena. Therefore, the Data Eye of Wangjing is an iconic landmark and a data-driven mirror of the city and its inhabitants. – Ouchhh

New media agency Ouchhh is an Istanbul based independent creative agency known for creating dynamic art experiences using digital technology and data to generate imagery. Data Eye of Wangjing is a new public art sculpture created using data to visualize various aspects of life in Beijing. Different sets of environmental data such as air quality, CO2 transmissions and city traffic are translated onto the rotating LED panels, using the sculpture as a vehicle to transmit information.

Process

New media agency Ouchhh is an Istanbul based independent creative agency known for creating dynamic art experiences using digital technology and data to generate imagery. Data Eye of Wangjing is a new public art sculpture that is created using data to visualize various aspects of life in Beijing. Different sets of environmental data such as air quality, CO2 transmissions and city traffic are translated onto the rotating LED panels, using the sculpture as a vehicle to transmit information.

Standing at 4.5 meters tall and comprised of rotating concentric rings, the Data Eye of Wangjing is a permanent site-specific landmark for the Wangjing Laneway, a mixed-use development in Beijing, China. UAP worked with the client from the onset of this project, delivering the curatorial vision, design, fabrication and installation.