Alina Ling is an interactive media artist, specialising in interactive spaces and installations. Aiming to challenge human perception, her works manipulate physical and intangible mediums within designed spaces to evoke sensory and transcendent experiences. She incorporates technology and systems in her spaces to redefine the way people navigate and construct space and what it contains.
In the future, she hopes to pursue creative direction in the fashion industry, in relation to retail spaces and communication platforms.
Alina Ling is a Singaporean artist who specializes in creating thought-provoking spaces. In her work, she explores the use of tangible and intangible materials in creating environments. In her favorite work, Visualizations of Light, she uses intangible projections overlaid over a darkened space to create the sense of an alternate reality overlaid on the real.
VISUALISATIONS OF LIGHT
The conceptual work is as an attempt to define and document how light behaves within a constructed space. Visualisations of Light is an interactive physical and visual explorations of the behaviour of light, constructed space and viewer. Each viewer is given a torchlight to play with sculpted surfaces to create individual spatial experiences of light within the black cube. Corresponding three-dimensional visualisation of the light and space is projected in real-time on the exterior of the cube. The graphic projection can be navigated digitally by the audience through a computer.
Light as a key medium in my works, Tadao Ando’s architecture philosophy of simplicity and abstraction serves as an inspiration for the design of my spaces. Referencing James Turrell’s ideas of art and knowledge, the use of scientific principles and technology in his works is seen as non-applied knowledge to incorporate an abstract beauty of science and perception into art. This challenges the relationship of science in art as in Trevor Paglen’s Non-functional satellites, which crosses disciplines of art, design and science.