Interface Cult

Private Garden

by Qian Xu (CN)
The pandemic has greatly changed our daily life. The artist noticed that during quarantine, many people, herself included, were spending more and more time at home in their beds. The bed became an intimate and versatile place to do a lot of things, among them eating, resting and recovering from the chaotic situation. She found the resemblance between beds and gardens in terms of the spiritual healing they offered and so formed the idea for *Private Garden*. With images from traditional Chinese gardens, a machine-learning algorithm projects a virtual garden onto a bed. Visitors can lie down and interact with the visuals and ambient sound through their body movements, having an intimate and mimetic experience of resting in one’s private garden.