Kimchi and Chips' new work commissioned by STRP Festival continues the work of the original 「Light Barrier, 2014」 into a new story with new physical techniques.
The visual story follows the journey of a digital form. It begins by passing through the Light Barrier, so that this digital form transcends the limits of its home reality and enters into our physical one. It then explores the possibilities of its new found physicality, whilst attempting to assert its digital identity. Finally the form travels through the Light Barrier again to pass away to the next reality.
The physical installation is presented with a heightened intensity, creating colour and contrast against the ephemeral white light projections. The light travels with scale and control to create determined objects of light within the air, further opening a window onto a semi-material mode of existence.
LINE SEGMENTS SPACE
Kimchi and Chips, 2013
Projection, Nylon string, Code
An architectural web of threads subtends a null space. It hangs abstract and undefined, a set of thin positive elements segmenting the dark negative space between. Dynamic imaginary forms are articulated into the physical volume by the material of this thread, and the semi-material of the light. The visual gravity of the filaments occupying the space between.
A 2D canvas is reduced from a surface piece into a line segment, but then constructed into another dimension, a volume. Light creates contrast and order on the lines to articulate digital matter. Digital forms inhabit the interconnected boundaries of space, becoming incarnate as visual mass.
The artists reference Picasso’s light painting, and Reticuláreas of Gego who’s work offers a contemplation of the material and immaterial, time and space, origin and encounter and art and technology.
Line Segments Space was presented at Seoul Art Space Gumcheon in 2013 as part of Da Vinci Idea exhibition of new works.
Line Of Sight (a ‘live install’ edition of Line Segments Space) will be presented at Resonate 2014 in collaboration with artist Andreas Müller and composer Jan Nemeček.