Flow of Qi

Full Conference
One-Day Full Conference
Basic Conference/Exhibits Plus

A video presentation of an interactive artwork in which participants experience the artistic spirit of the ancient calligraphy masters and how breathing was reflected in creating famous pieces of Chinese calligraphy.

Two participants are seated in chairs equipped with ultra-wide-band devices that measure both the speed and depth of breathing every 0.1 seconds, which influences the pattern of the calligraphy. One person affects the fluidity and speed of the strokes, while the other alters the intensity of the ink. By altering the depth and rhythm of their breathing, the participants gradually reach a state of harmony with the calligrapher and with each other, drifting deeper into this art through sensing and controlling the flow of their own Qi.

Concept, Creative Director
Shu-Min Wu

Art Director
Yau Chen

Horus Shu

Technical Director
Tsang-Gang Lin

UWB Technical Director
Teh-Ho Tao

Interactive Sound Designer
Tang-Chun Li

Creative Producer
Ministry of Economic Affirs, Taiwan

Industrial Technology Research Institute

Executive Producer
ITRI Creativity Lab

The original calligraphy images are all authorised by the National Palace Museum in Taiwan.