disorient: Ergo-Sphere, 2021
Interactive media art
Team SXs (Doyeon Kim, Seonguk Seo, Yunhyeok Jang, Yohan Hong)
In 'disorient: Ergo-Sphere' funded by the Korea Creative Content Agency, Doyeon Kim, along with three other artists and engineers, presented a new image of a black hole based on an understanding of holographic cosmology.
‘Ergosphere’ is the space surrounding the black hole. In this work, a black hole is created into the interactive media art in which audiences are part of the exhibition providing their data of presence. According to the audience's walking and standing, the space of black hole is moving, wriggling and transforming. To express the mysterious space of the universe, we used comprehensive senses with animation, sound, fog, and interaction. We created a space-time that allows us to experience an unknown space visually, auditory, and tactilely.
In the past, black holes were only perceived as “holes” that sucked in everything. According to today's holographic cosmology, black hole is an archive that records all data from matter it sucked in. Doyeon Kim created three ‘Wave’ that portray the change of black hole’s image throughout the evolution in cosmology. They took part in the main visual of ‘disorient: Ergo-Sphere’.
‘Grid wave’ is made based on a grid illustration that describes a black hole in two dimensions. It visualizes the unusual space of ‘disorient: Ergo-Sphere’ by borrowing the common image of a black hole.
‘Accretion Wave’ is made with reference to the image of a black hole actually observed as part of the 2019 Event Horizon project.
The colorful waves reminiscent of the physics of a black hole create a fantastic atmosphere in the space.
A new perspective on black holes is presented through holographic cosmology, which recognizes black holes as data archives.
Gray Wave’s intertwined black-and-white texture expresses the data of the countless substances that have been sucked in.
Filmed by Yunhyeok Jang, YHC