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[WATCH] South Korean “Light Barrier” Pushes the Boundaries of Performance Art



April 30th, 2015

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Mimi Son is a South Korean based artist with exhibitions that span across the globe including installations in Prague, Seoul, Barcelona, Hong Kong, Russia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. As a co-founder of the Kimchi and Chips art studio in Seoul, Son uses her studies in interactive storytelling and design to explore the concepts of imagined reality within the physical world. A blend of technology, design, and artistic inspiration has brought the works of K&C to over four different continents as these artists continue to explore the implications technology can have on emotion and emotion for future life.
Son’s latest exhibition along with K&C founder Elliot Woods, entitled “Light Barrier”, is a synergistic mix of technology, projection, and illusion that explores the capabilities of light and sound. Inspired by the devotion of impressionist artists to explore the relationships between light and color, Son and Woods have formed an interactive display that arranges a plane of convex mirrors, that reflect three-dimensional images from millions of precisely calculated lights beams. The result is a geometric flow of patterns and creation that become increasingly varied, yet still capture an ominous simplicity amidst complex mathematical calculation.

 

 

While Halo-Pac at Coachella was the pop-news’s figurehead for holographic technology, Light Barrier takes a more ambiguous route to explore the connection of technology and performance art. As more and more musical artists are trying to move away from the monotonously repeated LED graphic board in pursuit of a more unique stage displays, is it too far off to expect to see similar technologies used in live performances? Explore the creation of Light Barrier by clicking here and also be sure to check out other explorative art from the Kimchi and Chips art studio.

 

 

 

Written by contributor Seth Hiravy. Find him on Twitter here.



A hybrid child of the 203 & 860, Seth would save up any allowance money he had and raid the dance section of his local CD store for anything with a 4X4 beat. By high school, he organized his area’s first electronic event. While this proved to be a disaster, he wrote a killer college acceptance letter about it - thus a music journalist was born. Today he continues to document from behind the keyboard. When he’s not searching for the perfect emoji or making festival posters/totems, he enjoys long walks into parallel universes, pulling off shameless dance moves, and leading the fight against kids from CT who feel wearing cowboy hats is okay.