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Searching for Mr. CO. - prototype

2021, mixed media, dimensions variable







Until now, human beings have perceived nature as a mediator for their survival. Therefore, humans have treated nature as a requirement for their existence while dealing with the damaged environment and the recent virus breakout. Such a tendency seems to lead to a vicious cycle where humans ceaselessly intervene and harm nature within their survival range. Thus, this project intends to explore the coexistence of nature and human beings from nature’s stance. It presents the process where nature raises issues to humans to live in harmony. The project transforms the coronavirus into a life that can communicate with human beings and contemplate the value of coexistence in an interactive relationship.

︎Production of the work V.A.B Lab + art and disaster

Majoring in sculpture and art engineering as a 3D and media artist, Seungku Han (Bb Lab, b.1978) participated in numerous domestic and international exhibitions. He has worked on the topic of removing, strengthening, and expanding social masks, as well as healing the scars of individuals or society, and now he is developing kinetic works, MR works, and games that converge 3D and virtual.. As a visual artist and planner who works in photography and drawing, Jaeuk Kang (Art and Disaster, b.1977) majored in sculpture in college and graduate school and has participated in numerous domestic and international exhibitions. He started from his interest in human geography, society, and history, and has recently been focusing on work dealing with climate change, environment, and disasters. He is the founder and general director of the Suwon International Photo Festival and the director of the arts and disaster team that dispatches artists to disaster areas. Jongsun Park (Infoboss, b.1979) majored in Biology (Division of Applied Biochemistry) and Computer Engineering, and received a Ph.D. in Bioinformatics. As a co-representative of Infoboss Co., Ltd., he is currently developing and operating an integrated management of heterogeneous biological big data including genomes, analysis systems, and artificial intelligence-based prediction solutions.