Xi Li

The Idol Reveal: From Infatuation to the Mysterious (Trailer) (2022)

1 min 16 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

The Idol Reveal (2021–ongoing) is an interdisciplinary project that includes research essays, film, moving image, VR video games, music, performance, sculpture, and multimedia installation. The project examines celebrity worship in contemporary networked culture.

This video showcases a selection of footage and digital models from VR video games and contains three separate scenes: "Absolute infatuation", "Relative infatuation", and "Mysterious order".

These scenes depict the three conscious stages of idol worship and the delicate experience and complex inner imagination in the process, filled with revelatory mythological images, complicated totems, poetic idol images, sculptures and plants that symbolise energy” —Xi Li

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