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[Exhibition] COMO&HAPPY SCREEN_AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2019 «Instant Moment: Reversible Observation»

COMO&HAPPY SCREEN_AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2019 «Instant Moment: Reversible Observation»

2019. 8. 1 – 2019. 9. 30

Exhibition Venue & Open Hours


SKT-Tower, Euljiro 1-ga Exit no.4 / Daejeon SKT Dunsan Bldg

08:30 ~ 21:00



4F, SKbuilding, 26, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul

09:00 ~ 18:00

*Closed on weekends and public holidays

Entry Fee  Free

Organizer  Art Center NabiSK Telecom, SK Innovation

Artist  Matthias Dörfelt


Exhibition Manager  HyeIn Jeon
Exhibition Curator  Yeajin Cho

Exhibition Coordinators  Yoojin Chung, Yukyung Chung
Promotion  Yoojin Chung, Yukyung Chung
Video Editing  HoMan Kwon

Video Transmission  HoMan Kwon

Design  Yukyung Chung
Exhibition Inquiry  02 2121 0933

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<Exhibition Statement>

Our thoughts float endlessly like surging waves in the sea. Any changes in our thinking caused by intentional confusion are engendered as intangible data and die away. We refer to something as “reversible” when it can be changed back to what it was before. It can be understood as a process of flexible thinking that arises when one faces a work.

Instant Moment: Reversible Observation, an exhibition to be held as part of COMO&HAPPY SCREEN from August to September 2019 at Art Center Nabi, will feature Continuous Pondering(2019) by Matthias Dörfelt who has explored the relationship between man and machine while creating forms and colors with technology. 

Dörfeltleads random images generated through thoroughly prepared regulations and conditions to the horizon of thoughts we ultimately fail to reach, visualizing the arena of inference and assumption. Each scene that is concluded as a struggle occurring over the course of bringing about an idea is either forged as a form each individual brings to mind or works as a parameter of his work. 

The process of his work consists of sketching, coding, and the formation of images. Dörfelt references the possibility in which a new thing could be created, but it returns to its initial state when there is a shift from drawings that come into being at one’s fingertips to computer animations that display logical continuity. His images particularly marked by an endlessly recurring and mutating structure refer to a hybrid progress and take on a sort of encroached form, forging an individual composition. 

Dörfelt leads us to closely observe the images he renders and asks us to overcome our sight and ponder it. We hope that the “instant moment” he presents will serve as an opportunity for us to seriously consider that which is recurring and halted in life, that which changes yet remains unchanged, that which is abandoned and filled continuously, and that which become meaningless due to the existence of technical objects. 

<Artwork Description>

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Continuous Pondering(2019), Code, computer, screen(pre-rendered video), dimensions variable and infinite.

Continuous Pondering is an infinite computer generated animation of transforming shapes that attempt to settle in a final composition without ever succeeding. It developed from the idea of making the liminal, implied space between adjacent computer generated compositions visible through animation. For each episode the program picks an initial instruction based framework that affects colors, logic and composition. Each item in the scene then tries to find its shape, form and color over and over, without ever fully settling. Shapes are nested, layered and masked, blurring any existing boundaries between items. The low resolution visually reinforces this idea as every pixel becomes its own clearly defined form that participates in this process, trying to find its place.

<About the Artist>

Matthias Dörfelt is currently an active artist based in Los Angeles, United States. He usually works on software to produce artistic creations, ranging from drawings, prints, animations, videos and interactive installations to robot engineering. Dörfelt views computer engineering as a tool that allows humorous and diverse expressions and his works sometimes shows how he replaces a method of restriction to an amusing degree. He continues to insert flaws, pureness, and bizarreness to technology as he explores the humorous aspects of diverse technologies. Dörfelt focuses on humororiented media art pieces rather than efficiency-oriented pieces and hopes his works will contribute to forming a relationship between machines and humans. After graduating from Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, Dörfelt completed his Masters at UCLA with a degree in Fine Arts.