Entry Fee Free
Organizer Art Center Nabi, SKTelecom, SKInnovation
Artist Dong Joon Park
Exhibition Manager HyeIn Jeon
Exhibition Curator Suhun Lee
Exhibition Coordinators Yoojin Chung, Yukyung Chung
Promotion Yoojin Chung, Yukyung Chung
Video Editing HoMan Kwon, JaeYoung Kim
Video Transmission HoMan Kwon, JaeYoung Kim
Design Soyoung Lim
Exhibition Inquiry 02 2121 7224
** Reservation is required for VR experience**
Dates available for VR :
(Tue) 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14
(Thu) 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11, 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9
*Also available on the last Wednesdays(3/27, 4/24) of March & April.
Time : 14:30 - 17:30 (Expected duration: 10min)
Venue : Art Center Nabi (4th fl. SK bldg, 26 Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul)
Reservation : Please visit the link below to make a reservation
Cheonggyecheon electronics complex, hardware shops, labyrinths of electrical devices and manufactured materials seemingly abreast with the chronology of Cheonggye stream. These are the commonplace ‘still life’ objects that come to the mind when thinking of ‘Euljiro’. The interrelated industrial environment of Cheonggyecheon-Euljiro-Sewoon Plaza habitually consumed by mass media through the flat screen raises the question on the ‘common senses’ upon the reflection of Euljiro. To what extent can the non-materialized memories, experiences and the scattered traces of individuals be shared?
For March COMO&HAPPY SCREEN Exhibition 《Steel Life: Eulji Dimension》, we are pleased to introduce Eulji Dimension (2019), a Virtual Reality piece by media artist Dong Joon Park, who sheds light upon the new narrative created through the process of sharing multisensorial representation of archiving dematerialized memories with digital media.
Using a VR controller, visitors can pull, grab, and throw the landscapes and memories created by the objects and sounds found en-route to the experimental art space 'Space Keuk', located at flat 301, Da/La Lane, Sewoon Plaza. The course of memory in which the imagery configured by the perception of physical senses is being encoded, stored and retrieved, extends with the aid of technology to generate new memories and meanings from the viewpoint of the interactive senses, consequently leading to a multidimensional experience.
The everyday lives of Euljiro, potent for an omni-presentable ‘collective experience’, objects to be bound to a unilateral stream of memories with the memories of the found objects, the history and the narratives of the space bespoken through the traces left freely expanding in the virtual space of circulative and nonlinear flow of time. In Eulji Dimension, representation of memories and the objects found during the derived process are part of the new discoveries as well as the ‘error’ in recollection, functioning as the mediators of the new narrative in the space. The selective procedure of individuals' recognition and memory of places then merges to be a part of the social memory through the process of representation, expansion and sharing via the human-machine interface.
With the exhibition 《Steel Life: Eulji Dimension》, we hope to provide you with the opportunity to reflect on the streets, spaces, and the environment of Euljiro in a new light and rethink about the common values that are born in the process of sharing the individuals' collected memories.
Eulji Dimension (2019), Virtual Reality, HTC VIVE, video monitor, PC
Eulji Dimension (2019) is a Virtual Reality piece that reconstructed the memories of audiovisual imageries such as various objects and sounds found en route to the experimental art space 'Space Keuk' into a virtual space. The artist Dong Joon Park draws attention to the landscapes and memories of the reconstructed space in the process of the individuals' selective recognition under the same conditions and raises a question about the errors that occur in the process. The objects and landscapes that are unconsciously seen and remembered from the various routes to the exhibition space are recollected depending on the individuals' viewpoints and thoughts, and during this process, the gap between the memory of an individual and that of the other person is formed. Through Eulji Dimension, we hope to narrow down the individuals' various memories and experiences through the technology of Virtual Reality, share and go through the process of changing them into public memories, and capture the moment where the boundaries of our memories are blurred.
Dong Joon Park is a media artist who displays the process of expanding an individual's memory into a public memory by utilizing Virtual Reality and photography as the medium. He has been exploring the general phenomena of memory, including the operating principle of memory and the errors that would occur, using the recording aspects of photography and the immersiveness of VR. He graduated from Korea National University of Arts in 2018 and has recently had his first exhibition at Space Keuk, located in the Sewoon Plaza, Euljiro. He is currently running 'Archiving Babel', which is a virtual exhibition space as well as an archive project, constructed using web and VR.