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Chroma (cy452), 2019 


Hyundai Motorstudio Seoul [KR] 

6.15 - 9.20, 2020 


Yunchul Kim is an artist, electroacoustic music composer, and the founder of Studio Locus Solus in Seoul. His latest works focus on the artistic potential of fluid dynamics, metamaterials (photonic crystals) and especially in the context of magnetohydrodynamics. His works have been shown internationally including: FACT (Liverpool); ZKM (Germany); Ars Electronica (Austria); International Triennial of New media art (China); VIDA15.0 (Spain) ; Transmediale (Germany); ISEA (Germany); IMA (Belgium); and New York Digital Salon, amongst others. 

Kim was the winner of the Collide International Award 2016, CERN, and was awarded the third prize at VIDA 15.0, Vida Foundation in 2013. He has received grants from renowned institutions and organizations such as Ernst Schering Foundation, Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art.  

Having taught in several academic institutions, Kim was chief researcher of the research group Mattereality at the Transdisciplinary Research Program at the Korea Institute for Advanced Study. He is a member of the art and science project group Fluid Skies as well as Liquid Things, an artistic research project at the Art and Science Department of the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria. 

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Installation. Acrylic, aluminum, polymer, LED 

Light, material and space are intra-acting in a torus knot of Chroma . Chroma is a 15-meter-long parametric structure consisting of 320 cells that the curved surfaces of a chromatic knot are mathematically generated and formed by a gravity algorithm. Each cell, having a different shape, is made by a highly transparent laminated polymer, and applied fine deformation and surface friction of polymer layers to enable chromatic variation and changes through photo elasticity of the material. The depth of the material is revealed through this iridescent light. Chroma creates its own “mattereality” in time-space as the subject of unfolding imperceptible events. 

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