Jin Jiangbo's Rules of Nature was created for the Shanshui exhibition at the Museum of Lucerne. It explores not only the theme of the exhibition but also the striking architecture of the Culture and Convention Centre in which the Museum is housed. The KKL is the work of French architect Jean Nouvel, who wanted Lake Lucerne to be an integral part of his structure. The three wings of the complex are separated by two water channels, which when viewed from the museum's roof-top floor look rather like deep canyons. Jin Jiangbo has used one of these pools as the 'support' on which to project a landscape in the manner of traditional Chinese ink-and-wash painting. The process, however, is steered by the viewer, who by striking notes on a gugin, a traditional Chinese zither, triggers the electronic signals that define the parameters of the composition to be projected.
Image: Jin Jiangbo, Rules of Nature (2011), installation views, Shanshui exhibition, Museum of Lucerne, Switzerland