（57）風動四方 – 安平1634｜Quartic Flow VR - Zeelandia 1634
“Quartic Flow VR - Zeelandia 1634” attempts to integrate the cultural and artistic elements with the VR technology to create a transnational multi-person real-time VR experience. With the state-of-the-art VR technologies, this interactive work generates a sense of immersion for the audience in two different places to arrive together at the Zeelandia Fort built by Dutch in 1634, and listen to the familiar song of “Anping Reminiscence” expressed by a number of well-known singers, describing an enchanting historical love story. “Quartic Flow VR - Zeelandia 1634” will connect the Nuit Blanche in Taipei and in Paris with a multi-person “co-existing/co-creating” VR artwork. The audience in Taipei will experience the pleasure of co-existing and co-creating, in the music carried by the wind, with the audience at the Khiasma Art Center in Paris, together surrounded by the charming melody of “Anping Reminiscence”. In addition to using immersive VR head-mounted displays, this VR work also integrates a number of the latest technologies and devices, including: depth camera, drone, network connection, VR sound, and dynamic fan devices. The dynamic fan devices realize the artistic concept of “sound carried by wind”, and allow the participants to feel the compelling wind-blowing effect with the visual, auditory, and tactile feedback.
This VR artwork was conducted by Prof. Yi-Ping Hung, the R&D Dean of the National Tainan University of the Arts, who led the team composed of members from a number of different organizations in Taiwan and in Europe. Professor Hung has led the production of many interactive artworks, including those collaborated with the National Palace Museum and with the Dunhuang Academy, and currently co-chairing this multi-disciplinary collaboration with Professor Lin-Lin Chen from the School of Design at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands. The technical team includes members from the School of Design at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, the Graduate Institute of Networking and Multimedia at National Taiwan University, the Department of Electrical Engineering at Tamkang University, the Digital Center of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Des Beaux-arts de Paris. This artwork covers an extensive technological scope, in addition to having a meticulously refined aesthetics framework, and has fused the conceptual design of the School of Design at Eindhoven University of Technology, the profound multimedia software skills of the Graduate Institute of Networking and Multimedia at the National Taiwan University, the electric control system developed by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Tamkang University, and the artistic design of the visual and the audio elements from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts. It was one of the few VR productions resulting from the integration of locomotive control with multisensory technology. It was also Taiwan's first attempt to produce an art installation that combines VR technologies with perceptual wind-blowing feedback and synchronized remote connections.