Have you ever thought that human beings are just miracles, everything related to us is a miracle, speaking, thinking, working and even walking is a miracle itself? ‘Walking Man II’ by creator Earl Park is a walking mechanism highly associated with being human. The Walking Man II uses a simple moving machine composed of cranks and motors to visually test and explore the fine line of “humanness”.
One of the greatest artwork that I was very stunned and enjoyed was ‘Over the D-Rainbow’ art by Jung Seung. It is 1 channel animation projected on the floor, Morce code transmitter (3DPrinted), sound, interaction by position. On the ground, you can see many dead or alive fleshes. This piece incorporates information about those who lost their lives during the 5.18 Gwangju uprising into an animated image of corpses lying limp on the exhibition floor. The creator Jung Seung said ‘I specially chose Gwangju for this artwork as it is closely related to democratic movements, uprisings, and dead people’. The imagery of the corpses serves as a metaphor for the rotten vestiges of the past that continue to plague modern society, which has already begun on its downward spiral due to the skepticism surrounding the changes brought about by violence in an effort to strengthen productivity and build a modernized social system for everyday convenience. He also added that ‘The current social system isn’t working anymore, it’s old and we need a new one, a better one’. I was personally amazed and loved the artwork very much.
Moreover, you can also other works such as A Dream of Silver Ocean, Kit-Bakery: Light and Sound, Empathy, 1:1, Binary Gradient, Birthmark, Hanji-Unfolding memories, Interface Machines Turing and Game, Virtual Buddhist Bell, A.A, Folly Folie Play, Tracing Sites, Ordinary People, Stars in a dark room, Plant Seed, Persona Project, The Metamorphosis Connections, Tangram, Sweet Spot Robot Drummer, Le Champ de Cadavre and etc.