Yuqing is an art practitioner, her practice explores the intersection of the digital and physical with the aim of discovering more tangible and interactive experiences.
Through this project, she incorporates digital technology with traditional craftsmanship, exploring the manner in which they interrelate, as well as the aesthetic of the digital tools.
Integrating digital media into the crafting process
In this project, I explored the relationship between digital and handmade craftsmanship, with a focus on ceramics.
Besides using a throwing wheel or other hand-based techniques, different parts and motions of the body can be involved in the crafting process. Through digital technology, the creation process can be taken beyond the workbench.
By wearing sensors, motion data is collected and imported into the software, within which it is transformed into visual representations of the movement, and finally, 3D printed in clay. This produces a series of works that incorporate the patterns to represent the diversity and strength of the movement.
Clay 3D Printing
A series of visual representations of the movement (close shot）
Clay 3D Printer // Porcelain // bentonite // H₂O
Data collection on dance movement
The dancer who collaborated on the project: Emily Enright; Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
(Sensors worn on the arm and leg)