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Digital Direction (MA)


Insomnia Wave is an immersive experiential space, this project that aims to explore the relationship between audio-visual and sleep disorders. Participants watch moving images while wearing an EEG headband to observe their brainwaves as a sample to visualization with digital art effects.

It is inspired by insomnia and nightmares, portraying sound and vision through sampling human brain waves. By combining these elements, a work is created that triggers the viewer's sensory experience, providing an immersive experience. The main goal is to help the viewer gain a deeper understanding and experience of the emotional and psychological states and anxieties associated with insomnia and nightmares. Simultaneously, it hopes to raise awareness and attention to sleep disorders and offer a unique avenue for artistic therapy and emotional release for people suffering from sleep problems.

Degree Details

School of CommunicationDigital Direction (MA)RCA2023 at Battersea and Kensington

RCA Kensington, Darwin Building, Lower-ground and Upper-ground floors


Wuxiaoyi Yu, is a digital visual artist and sounds producer from China. She is exploring the influence between experimental sound design and digital media art, also known as audiovisual, to create more immersive spaces for audiences to experience, immersing the brain deeper into the world of visuals and music, and using it as a medium to express their thoughts and creativity.

For her, by providing visual and auditory stimulation, it distracts individuals from anxiety, pain, or negative emotions. The harmony of music, visual images, and moving image can evoke a sense of pleasure and induce a state of relaxation and calmness. Audio-visuals can provide a non-verbal medium for those emotions that are difficult to express verbally, allowing individuals to release emotions, reduce stress, and alleviate burdens through artistic creation.

Intro Video
Experimental MusicSample by Brainwaves
Launch Project
Immersive Space
In The Space