Invited by Swarovski, Ma Yansong creates “Moon Landscape”, a big installation art piece for the “Digital Crystal” exhibition. The exhibition goes from 28th September to 3rd October 2013 during the Beijing Design Week.
The mountain-shaped “Moon landscape” acts both as an exhibition space as well as a piece of art work; it is composed by a group of black polyhedron structures, extending from the interior to the exterior. Walking through the black winding spaces, which feels as a surreal time travel, visitors will see each art piece with each turn. When visitors walk up the stairs at the end of the journey to the head of the mountain, they will see the digital moon, hanging over the silhouette-like mountain hills. The surface of moon subtly changes between natural scenes to digital images, indicating eternity from past to future.
The Swarovski “Digital Crystal” exhibition collaborates with some of the most exciting design talents of today to explore the concept of memory in the fast-developing digital age. Five newly commissioned pieces are from Ma Yansong, Liu Feng, Li Dinghan, Shi Jianmin, and Songtao, alongside art pieces from Western designers such as Ron Arad, Arik Levy, Maarten Baas, Random International, and Yves Béhar. Every designer explores with their unique perspective how memory is felt in the digital age, as well as the relation between people and the constant change of things, environment and time.