Meander Elsewhere

by Cheng Qin

Jia‐shan(假山), or artificial mountains, are a usual sight in Chinese gardens. It is one of the two essential elements (the other being water features) to compose a scenery, recreate the landscape."Meander Elsewhere" attempts to understand the idea of "third nature" by examining our relationship with the environment. Color data, noise level data, and wind speed data were collected continuously over two years. They were blended to manufacture a digital landscape that mimics the mundanes we encounter in a forest or mountain, details that we tend to take for granted.

Cheng Qin is a research‐based artist navigating the synthesis of architecture and nature to form "chubby landscapes."