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Art and Culture1 Updated: 2012-07-24 12:00:00 KST

Art and Culture1
And now it's time for our arts and culture update with our Michelle Kim. I hear she has some interesting exhibitions for us today, so let's bring her out to the studio.

Hello Michelle

[Reporter : ] Hello Conn-young

So what do you have for us today[Reporter : ] Using a building as the backdrop for an artwork is something that not a lot of artists have done. But an artist in Korea has created a site-specific installation for the Asan Institute for Policy Studies that uses the atrium in the entryway to create an underwater atmosphere for workers and visitors to the space. Let's have a look.

This glass building is normally used as an office for workers, its 14-meter high atrium an imposing steel and glass structure with sunlight streaming in.

But in an installation called "Wave," artist Jinnie Seo has transformed the atrium into an ocean.
Inspired by the heavy waves and the back of a turtle, Seo made the installation by covering the geometric spaces in 800 vinyl film sheets in 15 colors.
Now the walls shine sunlight on a crystal clear ocean.
Viewers taking the elevator from the curved rooftop, down through the atrium to the office floors may feel like they are going on an underwater adventure.

[Interview : Jinnie Seo, Installation Artist] "I wanted the people who work here to feel like they are under water and when they look up at the roof, they can also see the sky."

Because the artwork was installed on a glass structure, the space inside the atrium changes character and color according to the weather and the time of day.

[Interview : Jinnie Seo, Installation Artist] "Having viewers enter my artwork and move around inside is a great experience"

This brilliant idea to use the whole atrium as a canvas allows viewers to walk into the space feeling as if they are walking on a sandy beach, listening to the sound of waves crashing on the shore.
KOGL : Korea Open Government License
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