The principles of spatial dimensions exist not only in the physical world but also in the ways our built environments are shaped.
Classical Chinese Gardens are spaces created under the philosophy of the boundless universe containing a blend of artificial and natural elements. The constant change of sceneries in Classical Chinese Garden environments creates a visual portal into the explorations of alternative dimensions and spatial possibilities. Through discovering Classical Chinese Garden ways of seeing, the ideals of Taoist Cosmology’s belief in an ever-changing and harmonious universe begin to interact with the modern scientific concept of spatial dimensions. Using apples as the singular point of exploration, the familiarity of the simple object allows the reinterpretation of spatial concepts in distinct contexts of philosophical and scientific points of view.
The collection consists of three interactive parts: first, a series of dynamic moveable sculptures inspired by Classical Chinese Garden design; second, a playable garden composition with freely-movable structures; third, a booklet containing Taoist philosophy and theories of spatial dimensions. By offering playful insights into speculative observations of space, it invites participants to engage in new ways of thinking and interactions with the built environment while exploring connections between philosophical theory, form, and visual language.