INTO THE LIGHT is an installation
featuring the art of Sougwen Chung
and the music of Yoyo Ma.

The 3-dimensional drawings compose scenes inspired by manifold interpretations of light; as natural phenomena, bodily meridians and cosmic microwave background, a remnant of the earliest light of the universe.

INTO THE LIGHT unfolds as a six chapter augmented reality experience, guiding audiences through the experience while blending the virtual world with the physical spaces around them. 


The musical score are movements of Johann Sebastian Bach’s Unaccompanied Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor, performed by the legendary Yo-Yo Ma, from his 2018 recording of the suites, Six Evolutions. 


Six artworks
installed in the space correspond to the various chapters of the installation. 


The works align the building architecture with the Fibbonaci sequence, one of the inspirations for the musical composition by Johanne Sebastian Bach. 

The pieces are also revealed as AR markers for the audiovisual sculptural environment.



Key Collaborators:

Project Creators:
Jessica Brillhart
Igal Nassima


Max Lauter
Erica Newman

Associate Producer:
Corinne Brenner

Sound & Engineering Design:
Q Department

Creative Development: Superbright

Lead Engineer:
Nate Turley

Special thanks to:
Bose AR,
Nokia Bell Labs,
Sound Postings,
Sony Classical

Steven Epstein

Installation Support:
Phi Centre

Production Company:
Vrai Pictures


To learn more about the body of work, please visit the Press section.
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works by sougwen

Exquisite Corpus (2019)a performance installation exploring human, machine, and ecological bodies

Omnia per Omnia (2018)a painting performance with a robotic swarm connected to the flow of a city

Into The Light (2019)an audiovisual AR installation

Artefacts (2019)a human and machine collaborative drawing

Drawing Operations (2018)a human and machine collaborative duet

Drawing Operations (2017)a human & machine drawing collaboration involving memory.

Drawing Operations (2015)a human & robot drawing collaboration involving mimicry

Chiaroscuro (2013)a spatial interplay of light and shadow as an immersive installation

Preparatory Gestures (2017)a series of sculpture studies in VR

Mycelia (2018)a series of sculptures inspired by bio-inspired cognition

Ecdysis (2013)a study in performative architecture

High Tide (Étude Op. 2, No. 4)a painting exploring the dynamics of change

The Limitless, The Absolute (2017)a painting inspired by the 八卦 Trigrams of the IChing

Cardia (2012)a short film depicting a transgression from interior to exterior

Apolysis (2014)a short film in collaboration with Clint Mansell

Untitled (Étude Op. 1, No. 1-4)a series of drawings exploring synesthesia

Chiaro Oscuro Prototypesa series of form studies with paper

Topographies (2015)a series of paintings inspired by nature and flow states

Dénouement (Recurrent fevers of unknown origin)




— Sougwen 愫君 Chung is a

Chinese-born, Canadian-raised 

artist & (re)searcher 

based in New York.

— Sougwen 愫君 Chung is a Chinese-born, Canadian-raised artist & (re)searcher based in New York.

— Sougwen 愫君 Chung is a Chinese-born, Canadian-raised artist & (re)searcher based in New York.

— Sougwen 愫君 Chung is a Chinese-born, Canadian-raised artist & (re)searcher based in New York.


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