'SOUNDMUSEUM' presents large scale sound exhibition including Paik Nam-june's work
Updated: 2020-07-03 13:17:30 KST
This exhibition is not about seeing.
It's about listening.
At the SOUNDMUSEUM exhibition at D Museum in Seoul, visitors can enjoy 22 works of art that use sound to convey their message.
"Hearing is interesting in that it is more than just listening to sounds. It is letting us feel the wavelength of the sound through our bodies. Through this exhibition we wanted people to experience something new, like having hearing as a main way to enjoy art."
In one of the audio-visual pieces, the audience is guided into an infinite space-like area made by sound and lasers. The author used multiple algorithms to synchronize sounds and lasers that would infinitely vary, never repeating.
Another artist draws a parallel between white noise and white light. Visitors can be completely immersed in various colors of lights, as if the white light is divided into a full color spectrum. Various speakers give different sounds too, as if white noise is broken down into different "colors" of sound.
In contrast, this anechoic chamber absorbs sound and light and doesn't allow any sound to be heard.
Another beautiful piece of artwork that looks like a cluster of soap bubbles.
When the audience blows on the sensors, light is accompanied by sound.
When all sensors are blown simultaneously, all the lights illuminate, making the most fantastic sound.
"The exhibition also includes this work of art by Paik Nam-june, known as the founder of visual arts in Korea. It is said that his style of art is based on his attempts to visualize music."
Televisions an icon of communication were used to make motorbike-riding robot with a bow and arrow, showing Paik's belief that the whole universe can be one.
Paik's artwork will be part of the exhibition until the end of August, but the rest of the exhibition runs until December 27th.
Kim Bo-kyoung, Arirang News.