A Ritual that Lasts Forever, 2017
Mixed materials 
18'' x 66.5'' x 33''

Dragon dance as one of the traditional Chinese ritual performance has shifted significantly in form throughout the history - from originally performed as part of a ritual for appealing the rain to the current form of celebratory performance. The original form of ritual worship has become vestigial as it evolved over time.

A ritual that lasts forever consists of various materials and micro-controller as well as other modular. As a replacement of the human performers (required in the current form of the dragon dance), each robotic arms attached along frame on each side acts as a singular performer and continues moving one part of the dragon in response to the movement of the prior part. Together the robotic arms can perform the dragon dance endlessly until the next evolution of form.


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