Project O

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Zi Qing (CJ) Yang
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This is a secret realm that is concealed inside Lake Ontario. Sunken into the water, merging itself with the horizon. Only a strange concrete edge protrudes through the surface of the water, hinting its existence.
When one arrives on site, the ritual to enter the realm starts at the shore. A pathway leads him towards the center of the water. He pauses at a floating platform to take off the shoes. With his barefoot, his journey continues. When he arrives at the enormous ring on the lake, he discovers that the outer edge of the ring transforms into steps, and descends into the water. 
He enters “O” through a single ramp. On his left, the horizon gradually rises and disappears. His feet can now feel the warmth from the floor as he observes the steam sneaking in through the in-floor openings. He continues his journey. Down... down... and down... Suddenly, the two giant walls ahead peals away and reveal the sky...