Rainy days can evoke different emotions in different people. Some may feel nostalgic, some may feel melancholic, some may feel cozy, and some may feel bored. But what if there was a way to experience the beauty and the magic of rainy days in any season and any weather? That is the idea behind Canh Buom Nguyen Si Kha, a stunning art installation that combines technology and artistry to create a immersive and interactive environment that simulates the sensations and the memories of rainy days.
Canh Buom Nguyen Si Kha The Artist
Canh Buom Nguyen Si Kha, which translates to “The Sail of Nguyen Si Kha”, is the brainchild of Nguyen Si Kha, a Vietnamese artist who specializes in digital art and multimedia. Nguyen Si Kha was born in 1987 in Hanoi, Vietnam, and graduated from the Hanoi University of Fine Arts in 2010. He has participated in various exhibitions and festivals in Vietnam and abroad, such as the Hanoi Sound Stuff Festival, the Japan Media Arts Festival, the Singapore Biennale, and the Ars Electronica Festival. He is known for his innovative and experimental works that explore the themes of nature, culture, identity, memory, and emotion.
Canh Buom Nguyen Si Kha The Installation
Canh Buom Nguyen Si Kha is an artistic marvel that occupies a specially designed gallery space of 300 square meters. The installation consists of several elements that work together to create a realistic and captivating simulation of rainy days. These elements include:
A large curved screen that covers the entire wall of the gallery, displaying high-definition images and videos of various landscapes and scenes that are associated with rainy days, such as forests, fields, cities, mountains, rivers, lakes, etc. The images and videos are synchronized with the sound and the lighting of the installation to create a seamless and dynamic visual experience.
A sophisticated sound system that surrounds the gallery, producing realistic and immersive sounds of raindrops, thunderstorms, wind, birds, insects, animals, traffic, music, etc. The sounds are also synchronized with the images and the lighting of the installation to create a harmonious and atmospheric auditory experience.
A complex lighting system that illuminates the gallery with different colors and intensities to match the mood and the time of the day of the images and the sounds. The lighting system also creates special effects such as flashes of lightning, shadows, reflections, etc. to enhance the realism and the drama of the installation.
A network of sensors and cameras that detect the presence and the movement of the visitors in the gallery, allowing them to interact with the installation. The sensors and cameras can adjust the images, the sounds, and the lighting according to the visitors’ actions and preferences. For example, if a visitor walks closer to the screen, they can see more details of the images; if a visitor touches the screen, they can trigger different sounds or effects; if a visitor speaks or sings, they can hear their voice echoed or mixed with other sounds; etc.
A collection of props and objects that are placed in strategic locations in the gallery, providing tactile and olfactory stimuli to the visitors. These props and objects include umbrellas, raincoats, boots, hats, scarves, gloves, books, magazines, newspapers, cups of tea or coffee, candles, flowers, plants, etc. The props and objects are also equipped with sensors and speakers that can produce sounds or vibrations when touched or moved by the visitors.
Canh Buom Nguyen Si Kha is designed to provide a unique and memorable experience for each visitor who enters the gallery. The installation can accommodate up to 20 visitors at a time, who can stay as long as they want within the opening hours of the gallery. The installation can also be customized according to different themes or occasions such as seasons, festivals, holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.
The experience of Canh Buom Nguyen Si Kha is not only visual, auditory, tactile, and olfactory, but also emotional and cognitive. The installation aims to evoke different feelings and memories in each visitor, depending on their personal background, personality, mood, and imagination. The installation invites each visitor to explore, discover, play, relax, reflect, and connect with themselves and with others in a creative and meaningful way.
Canh Buom Nguyen Si Kha is a masterpiece that combines technology and artistry to create a magical and immersive environment that simulates the sensations and memories of rainy days. The installation is a tribute to Nguyen Si Kha’s love for nature, culture, identity, memory, and emotion. The installation is also a gift to each visitor who enters the gallery, offering them a chance to experience the beauty and the magic of rainy days in any season and any weather.