SCALES 비늘 2014   

Exhibition venue:   Arko Art Center 2014, March 5th – May 9th  아르코 미술관 전시 ‘Dynamic Structure & Fluid’

Dynamic Structure & Fluid
Dynamic Structure & Fluid

Younghui has participated math + science inspired art exhibition titled ‘Dynamic Structure & Fluid’ with her new interactive kinetic installation art piece, ‘Scales (200 cm x 200 cm x 40 cm)’ at the prestigous art museum in Seoul, Arko Art Center.  This exhibition was curated of seven art installations in two floors and the artists tried to express scientific learning into art and technology.

김영희 작가의 인터랙티브 키네틱설치 작품, '비늘'
김영희 작가의 인터랙티브 키네틱설치 작품, ‘비늘’ Younghui Kim’s Kinetic Installation, ‘Scales’ inspired by pinecone scales.

Scales’ is an interactive installation that was inspired by pinecone scales and fibonacci’s numbers.  These few hundreds scales are made of three different wood veneers that are 0.7 mm thin and cut into a square to be hand folded.  When an audience blows his/her breath into the pole, the scales opens up physically for a moment.   This installation was meant to bring weather data into the kinetic movements but, to offer interactive exhibition, she has added a sensor pole in front of the art installation.

This project is a part of her ongoing projects inspired by pinecone scales where scales opens up when air is drier and closes when it’s moist.

김영희 작가는 과학과 예술을 연계하여 기획전시된 ‘다이나믹 스트럭쳐 앤 플루이드’ 에 인터랙티브 키네틱 설치작품 ‘비늘’로 약 두 달 그리고 열흘 간 참여하였다.   (물리적으로 움직이는 키네틱 설치물을 두달이상 이상없이 전시할 수 있도록 하는 것은 쉽지 않은 일이었지만 다행히 별무리없이 진행되었다.)  ‘비늘’은 약 2미터 넓이에 2미터 높이의 설치물이며 자작나무 등을 포함한 세종류의 0.7 밀리미터로 얇은 두께의 나무를 종이에 붙여서 잘라 접은 약 240개의 비늘들이 입김을 불어넣을 때 마다, 움직이면서 자연스럽게 소리를 내며 살짝 열리는 작품이다.  이 작품은 앞으로도 계속 여러 버전으로 진행될 작품의 한 버전이다.    나무의 냄새와 움직이는 소리, 수백개의 선의 움직이는 그림자 등으로 조합된 이 설치작품은 자연의 비밀에 대해 이야기를 하려고 하고 있다.

scales opening up

Acknowledgements:  Special thanks for technical helps to Sanghwa Hong, Dan Mikesell, and for assistance to art students (Kwanu Park, Sejong Kang, Jiye Kim and etc) at the students media art group, Penser.  Not to forget to mention NMARA for its devoted coordination and curation!

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