The 3rd VH AWARD Winning Works
Dongjoo Seo, A Thousand Horizons
<A Thousand Horizons>combines CG and the repetitive page-turning of a book, captured through an unfamiliar perspective. Through the constantly expanding and changing horizontal landscape of the symbolic time of ‘day’, it explores the digital and analog media’s temporal, spatial, and material properties, metaphorizing human reason, action, and interaction. It casts questions into the being between macro - micro, external – internal, conceptual - abstract, real - fantasy, nature - artificial, body – mind, captivating visitors into a synesthetic experience.
Youngkak Cho, Highway like A Shooting Star
<Highway like a Shooting Star> explores the idea of roads as witnesses to civilizations, and the most innate of human systems. The artist presented an AI machine-learning algorithm with diverse depictions of roads, which in turn created a work completed it via intervention of the other, sans a human emotive presence. By hypothesizing the process and outcome where machines or technological systems become leading bodies in a future society, the artist beckons visitors to consider what roles and significance human beings will embody in this not-so distant future.
Chansook Choi, BLACK AIR
<Black Air> deals with the human dichotomy in engaging with the land that we occupy, and the critical responses to them. The human need for development, driven by modern rationalism, creates an austere dichotomy with rigid boundaries and stratification to everything. The others in that dichotomy are unable to own land, and become border-crossing nomadic beings. Through such an approach, the artwork redefines the earth as a subject of connected empathy, as well as the founding platform of humanity, and not so much an object of possession.