ECIR : RICE, work in progress

‘지나간 생각, 다시 Passed Thoughts, Again’ is the second annual exhibition by the MAG (Media Artists Group) art students + artists group formed together with Penser – media art students group in Hongik University (Advisor: Younghui Kim) and 259 – art students group in Yensei University.   To contribute to their passionate exhibition, I presented one of my new work in progress project.

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ecir , 2016  – Data Art – Work in Progress

(Electronic Citation on Idealogical Rice)

What value does RICE represent to us today?

Rice used to be exchanged as a currency in old Korea.  People used to pay tax in bags of rice.  Rice is still sacred in this society and is commodity that is being protected from global market and holds political and economical idea and value.

With all the complexity what Rice represent in this culture, the artist is throwing an open question by contrasting the old currency (Rice) and the new currency (Bit Coin) and see its value and changes in relations to each other.

An artwork of a string full of rice in 1 Kg is representing the real-time value changes of one of the commodity, Rice in relation to the value of a Bit Coin that is being exchanged in market every minute.  The data algorithm calculates __Kg of rice which one Bit Coin can buy according to the market exchange values then display in different colors of lighting pattern based on its rises and fall.

in collaboration with DATACOOK team

 

 

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