A D A_&_S I M U L A C R A


Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
Virtual Reality

Thursday, July 14, 3pm

07.14 Thu - 10.16 Sun 2016

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - Virtual Reality
You are moving as Alice in a world where the established perceptions about life are overruled and with great passion mocked.
Hyun Jin Park, the curator of the exhibition configurates the museum space to experience the duality feel at the boundaries of fiction and reality and to create the illusion of an other world in a familiar space. Connecting imagination with real technological results makes the great quality of this exhibition. Virtual reality is becoming a vital medium for storytelling, and artists are experimenting with the endless ways to engage the audience. > more

Artists: Min Jeong GUEM, Joon Y. MOON, Yeojoo PARK, Min OH, WON, Seoung Won, Buhm HONG, Pablo VALBUENA and Karina SMIGLA-BOBINSKI

ADA is an analog interactive kinetic sculpture by Karina Smigla-Bobinski, similiar to Tinguely's «Méta-Matics» and acts itself. At Tinguely's it is sufficient to be an unwearily struggling mechanical being. He took it wryly: the machine produces nothing but its industrial self-destruction. Whereas «ADA» is a post-industrial "creature", visitor animated, creatively acting artist-sculpture, self-forming artwork, resembling a molecular hybrid, such as a one from nano biotechnology. It developes the same rotating silicon-carbon-hybrids, midget tools, miniature machines able to generate simple structures. > more

SIMULACRA is an optophysical experimental. At its heart are four LCD monitor panels, which are assembled in the form of a hollow square, and installed at eye level in the middle of the room. The ensemble appears internally gutted, overgrown and embraced. A tangle of cables and control devices pours out of the middle of the square. All around it several magnifying lenses dangle from chains. The imageless glaring ray of the monitors looks as if the images had fallen out of them. What remains is the essence of the medium: Light.
But the images are still in the screens. It requires only a small visual aid to recognise them. > more

As the platform for present and traditional culture and arts, the museum introduces the new trends of arts in Korea and abroad as well as explores local artists. The museum aims to be the site for creating unique culture, connecting all people in the world and sharing creativity through exhibition, collection, education, local art research and cultural events.
Suwon iPark Museum of Art is the path where you can naturally see the city’s look stretching along Hwaseong Temporary Palace, Paldalsan Mountain, Paldalmun Gate and Janganmun Gate. The museum was designed to create the harmony of modernity and nature by adopting the pine board pattern based on the concrete foundation.
Since the museum is in the historic site, the museum is designed to make all citizens easily use it as the shelter with the priority on the harmony with the surrounding landscape.
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Further information

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