Under the Illusion is an interactive media art installation that allows people to share their emotion about Han River.
In 2015, my project team YEOZ was invited to the media art exhibition section of the Seoul Architecture Festival. The theme of the media art exhibition was ‘Han River', the largest river flowing in the heart of Korea. All the works were interactive art that conveys people's various emotions set in the Han River.
Various emotions flow in the Han River. People casually go there to exercise, hang out, date, and even to vent in a time of distress. We have taken this emotional aspect and created a simulated river using flowing texts of conversations that take place at the Han River to flow inside of the pavilion.
One of the most challenging parts that we considered was the idea of collecting the original thoughts of Han River from the audience, as the platform was a form of an installation in an exhibition setting. The goal was collecting individual ideas of Han River from the audience which also contains spatial, conceptual context of Han River.
We have projected the 8-meter-long flowing texts on the ceiling of the pavilion. The river is composed of texts from posts from Facebook, which are containing 'Han River' tag. When a post including the word Han River is posted on Facebook, the text from the post will flow in the form of a river in real time. The projection was mirrored at the end of the river so that the river created from the people's stories concerning the Han River could flow eternally.
Concept-Mia Seulmi Kang, Jina Lee, Hanseul Yang, Irene Lee, Garam An, Sue G. Syn
Prototyping-Sue G. Syn, Hanseul Yang
Exhibition Design-Mia Seulmi Kang, Irene Lee, Garam An, Jina Lee
Installation-Mia Seulmi Kang, Jina Lee, Hanseul Yang, Irene Lee, Garam An