2011 Hong Kong, China
Production: ALiVE/ACIM, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong
In October 2011 City University contributed to an exceptional interactive panoramic video installation iJiao, to a major exhibition at the Central Library focused on China’s Intangible Cultural Heritage, Genesis and Spirit: A Showcase of Intangible Cultural Heritage of China.
iJiao incorporates 360-degree videos sequences from a series of Taiping Qingjiao (also known as dajiao or Jiao Festival) into the iDome hemispherical projection system. The festivals, held throughout Hong Kong, appease the ghosts and give thanks to the deities for their protection. They take place every year or every five, eight, or ten years, depending on local customs. The religious rituals involved are meant to purge a community and prepare it for a new beginning. iJiao encapsulates a unique record of these auspicious events and allows the visitor to experiences the rich cultural activities that surround dajiao.