JUST SHADOWS IN THE CAVE
Installation, 2019, powder, wood, clay
My project is a research of environment, the interaction of technology and nature. First time in the residence - a completely new space for me, but I already saw these landscapes, before the trip - “walking” through the terrain in a virtual space - Internet maps.
You find yourself in a situation when you are physically in this place for the first time, but already know the area. Already getting your first impressions in a virtual environment. Are those and other impressions real? A similar problem was raised in Plato’s parable of the cave. How people sitting in a cave and seeing only shadows on its wall can find out about the presence of real bodies. Is the Internet only a shadow of reality or is it gradually replacing the physical world?
Yellow Sea, South Korea.
Coordinates38°0′N 123°0′ECoordinates: 38°0′N 123°0′ERiver sourcesYellow River, Hai River, Yalu River, Taedong River, Han RiverBasin countriesChina, North Korea, and South KoreaSurface area380,000 km2 (150,000 sq mi)Average depthAvg. 44 m (144 ft)Max. depthMax. 152 m (499 ft)
Ordinary objects or even fragments, details, in combination with each other give an experience of new perception and unrecognition of familiar things. To give people the opportunity to redefine the core of objects functions.
JUST SHADOWS IN THE CAVE, Installation, 2019, powder, wood, clay , Gyeonggi Creation Center, South Korea