i18n: Ultraviolet

Commissioned by the award winning Horniman Museum and Gardens, Aowen created a secret and hidden magical world that is only visible under UV lights. In i18n, Aowen covered the walls and floors of an entire 8m² space in the renowned Music Gallery with drawings that depict Chinese mythical stories with a contemporary tech twist.

By asking the viewers to interact with the artworks using UV torches and forcing them to collaborate in order to reveal the narrative, Aowen challenges the current art culture which turns the audience into passive receivers of art.


The Art Works

Installation Videos

i18n Opening

Horniman Museum and Gardens, London, February 2015.

Making Of