The Vast Land | 千里江山图 (Previous known as Thousands Li of Rivers and Mountains) is an data-visual art projects that “repaints” Wang Ximeng’s famous painting from the Northern Song Dynasty.
Using a live feed and historical PM2.5 archive data from the USA embassy’s “Air Quality Index of Beijing” website and twitter bot, This work distorts the 900 year old representation of mountains and landscapes, transforming it into a new piece that disrupts established views.
The distortion of the image is directly linked to the realtime data feed about the amount of air pollution in beijing, up to the point that the landscape is completely falling apart. This work is using code to distort a familiar object in a way that questions established views, connects the past and the present, and hopes to influence the public.
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