What is your ideal world? / Ya Feng , Photo: Ya Feng

What is your ideal world?

Ya Feng (CN)

This project delves into the intricate interplay between the ideal world (containing utopia) and the real world from a philosophical and sociological perspective. The ideal world is defined as an idealized society, environment or situation in the mind of an individual or group, pursuing the idea of a state of perfection. On the other hand, the real world refers to the actual situations we experience and face in our lives.

Using kaleidoscopes as an artistic medium, with sound recognition and AI-generated imagery, the project transforms the audience’s description of an ideal world into a compelling visual experience. This exploration encourages the audience to think in response to the question “What is your ideal world?”. Through the interactive experience with the installation there is an opportunity for self-reflection, self-questioning and self-discovery, thus helping the audience to re-evaluate their understanding of the ideal world and the real world.

Through this project, I aim to promote a dialogue between the ideal and the real and to promote society’s progress and the individual’s growth. At the same time, it reminds us that ideal worlds are often abstract and idealistic, and a gap exists between them and actual reality. However, through reflection and action, we can gradually integrate our ideals into reality and work towards creating a better world.

Ya Feng (CN)

Ya Feng is a designer/artist with a passion for exploring the unknown, an adventurous spirit and a curiosity for the world. She supports the constant interrogation of the state of art, culture and society. Her work takes various forms, including interactive installations, moving images and visual communication.