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2023 Immersive and Interactive

Healing Art&Sound Project


​Zhuangzi's Butterfly Inception

Zhuangzi’s Butterfly Inception - Folded Universe is an Immersive and Interactive Healing artwork with artist’s live performance of Guzheng and chant


Inspired by the famous Taoist story Zhuangzi and His Butterfly Dream and the Heart Sutra, Xinye folds together concepts of sci-fiction, algorithmic visualizations, and the cosmological interpretation of her personal meditation practices. The work discusses the connection between the worlds of the real and the virtual wherein the viewer is invited to lay on the ground and to sink into sound and image meditation built by intersecting the harmonics of mathematics, musical frequency, song, and movement based performance.