No Normal World
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We live in a time when we are bound by all kinds of rules. We constantly and subconsciously limit our imagination by the rules like 'you can't' and ‘you should’, and gradually become introverted and mediocre. We are always thinking about the feelings of others, always worrying about whether we fit the preconceptions and labels given by society. But where can I have a space that is completely mine? Can we still have a place to call our own? In this virtual world, which seems 'abnormal' to outsiders, I hope I can enjoy building my own imaginary space, preserving a bit of truth and simplicity under my social mask.
In this world, you can drag and drop any object to build the image you have in mind. There are many abstract deconstructionist dots and lines, as well as figurative letters to form the language you want to express, and a dynamic botanical garden to enjoy. There are also five guns, so you can pick up the bullets they shoot and use them as raw material for your world-building. In short, I want this to be a fantasy world with no constraints.
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Visual Designer / Artist ｜United States
Yixuan Liu is a visual player, new media art explorer and virtual world-building enthusiast, as well as a subcultural fashion lover and science admirer.
After studying Visual Communication Design at Tsinghua University in Beijing, she is pursuing an MFA in Design and Technology at Parsons School of Design in New York. Her works various a lot, including graphic design, 3D art, VR building, creative coding and bioart, in which she believes that transdisciplinary experiments can always lead to unexpected visual aesthetics and cultural implications.