(A)synchronous Force

Transcending the limitations of time and space, what will the result of the interactions of (a)synchronous force look like?

Qianyi Chen



We live in a society where everyone has never been so closely connected. As the butterfly effect suggests, the behavior of each individual can result in a bigger change and eventually transform the reality around us. In (A)synchronous force, a virtual object serves as the metaphor for such a ‘result’ of collective actions. Taking four videos of body movement as the input, the audience experiences how movement gestures apply forces to an object on the screen and together create the movement of the object. The asynchronous videos allow the audience to transcend the limitations of time and space. The visualization of the synchronous interaction attempts to extend the understanding of social interaction and connection.

IMA/IMB Shanghai
Movement Practices and Computing