A Split Second of Eternity

The Art Center at National Central University (NCU) in Taiwan, hosted a solo exhibition by C.J. Yeh, from June 5 through 23, 2018. Founded in Nanjing in 1915, NCU was the leading academic center in the Southeast China. NCU was re-established in Taiwan in 1962. It has now become Taiwan’s leading school in several subject fields, including drama, film studies, and cultural studies.

The exhibition, A Split Second of Eternity, is a large-scale mixed-reality (MR) installation combining traditional oil paintings with advanced interactive technology such as 3D gestural control. The octatych includes eight oil paintings on linen. Each of the oil painting is 4 1/2 feet wide, 16 feet long, and displayed as scrolls.

Also included in the installation are two large interactive projections, A Split Second of Eternity: Dharmachakra Mudra. To resurrect the virtual roses back to life, the viewer has to perform a dharmachakra mudra—bring the tips of the thumb and index fingers together to form a circle and keep the remaining three fingers stretched. In Buddhism, dharmachakra mudra is considered a representation of Buddha’s teachings about the cosmic order from the heart, which sets into motion the wheel of dharma.

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The Split Second of Eternity octatych painting series. 

3D gestural controlled A Split Second of Eternity: Dharmachakra Mudra

Exhibition poster