New Media Arts Festival
Be Water Part 1
Life has begun in water: 71% of Earth’s surface is covered with water while human bodies are made with necessarily large amount of water; Water, with no doubt, is the fountain of lives and consists of unusual superpower. Water can transform with temperature. She is like a huge living being with emotions. She stays still, she surges, and she performs storms. Media art begins with water. The very initial thought was derived from chapter 8 of the "Tao Te Ching” by Laozi, “...the highest good is like that of water. The goodness of water is that it benefits the ten thousand creatures; Yet itself does not scramble, but is content with the places that all men disdain. It is this that makes water so near to the Way. ” The highest excellence is like that of water, the excellence of water appears in its contribution of all things without striving. She is soft and gentle at the extreme, at the same time fearless, tough and powerful, fiercest among the world. When technology and science are deemed to be inhumane and cold, it has in fact multiple dimensions and involves numerous of possibilities. It slips among diverse platforms and transforms into different states which performs water-like vitality and capacity.