'Moments': A Project By Hao Feng

Written by Meghan Ianiro

 

How often do you live in the moment? Reflecting upon the past or worrying about the future, as opposed to enjoying the present, is part of the human condition. But how much does that take away from what's right in front of us?

Artist Hao Feng presents 'Moments,' a special brand-experience concept that reminds people to enjoy the present moment. Using illustrations, posters, animations, and sculptures, Feng engages viewers and shows us to find value in our day-to-day lives.

Feng's sculptural design, 'Now O'clock' offers viewers a special experience. Contrary to the standard clock, the wood sculpture—with no numbers and no ticking—abandons measurements of time."The second hand oscillates like a metronome and invites the viewers to confront themselves in the present moment," Feng explains.

'Now O'clock' by Hao Feng

'Now O'clock' by Hao Feng

In coherence with the theme of 'Moments,' Feng also produces visuals representative of significant moments in people's lives. "I want to give viewers delight in an interactive way, like having them imagine a cloud on the floor for them where they can lie down and take a nap. Or by asking them about their 'special moments',” says Feng. She then creates art where these moments are gathered and shared.

'Anna's Moment' by Hao Feng

'Anna's Moment' by Hao Feng

As part of 'Moments,' Feng also features her 'Look Up' Project.

Feng states: "Our generation is obsessed with selfies and they have narcissistic tendencies. People of all ages feel the need to document every waking moment of their lives in photos."

To provide contrast to Instagram feeds flooded with selfies, Feng flips her phone camera the opposite way, experiencing life for what it is, and photographing what's around her. "These selfies are anti-selfie. I do not show myself but instead my point of view," she says. "What I display is an attitude, to 'look up' rather than to look at me. Because I travel extensively, taking photos of what I am looking up to and what I am feeling at that moment becomes my selfie."

Feng uploads at least three photos with the hashtag '#haolookup' on her Instagram @haofenghhhhhh every day, then creates joyous animations according to her imagination.

'Look Up' by Hao Feng

'Look Up' by Hao Feng

'Look Up' by Hao Feng

'Look Up' by Hao Feng