GO01 is a series of five large-scale virtual sculptures developed during the 2020 NARS Satellite Residency on Governors Island that the public can view using AR technology from their smart devices.
The Japanese homophone “GO01” has a multitude of meanings. In Japanese - Chinese characters, this word is pronounced similarly to others. Its purpose differs. It simultaneously means Five (五), Pleasure (娯), Perceive (悟), Protect (護), and Together (互).
The sculptures are based on the shapes of the five Platonic Solids: Tetrahedron, Cube, Octahedron, Icosahedron, and Dodecahedron, and the locations of the sculptures are determined by the theory of five elements: South, Middle, West, North, and East.
The project reveals latent meanings that were used to arbitrate rules of structure and conceptualize the installation during the NARS Satellite Residency on Governors Island.
The five virtual sculptures inhabit some of the most beautiful viewpoints of Governors Island: those facing Downtown Brooklyn, Red Hook, Staten Island, The Statue of Liberty, and Battery Park, New York.
Audience members can scan the QR code using their smartphones to reveal virtual sculptures in front of each of the five vantage points.
All five sculptures can also be viewed at Parade Grand, which is located in the center of five viewpoints of the Island.