Our digital version of the ancient mandala symbol is data and user generated. Once #entity255 is up and running, its changing shapes and responses to human interaction are all addressed by code. It draws visual material from the vast universe of the internet via google image searches inputted by the public.
#entity255 explores the notion of the mandala as a spiritual teaching tool, a way of establishing a sacred space and as an aid to meditation and trance induction. The work references the common generic notion of the mandala as a representation or microcosm of the universe – in this case, the digital universe.
LUX, Wellington Night Light Festival – 2014
White Night, Auckland Art Festival – 2015