Connection through art

02/09/18
Category: Nachrichten, Kunst- und Kulturaustausch  
Overpass-turned-park Seoullo 7017. Photo: Youngjin (CC BY-SA 3.0) via Wikipedia

Overpass-turned-park Seoullo 7017. Photo: Youngjin (CC BY-SA 3.0) via Wikipedia

Several art projects have been initiated in Korea for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics, held 9-25 February 2018. Among the activities: a public art project in Seoul that is running till the end of March. For the project, the overpass-turned-park Seoullo 7017 has become an outdoor gallery to show a series of public art projects that focus on PyeongChang's nature, weather and culture.

Four teams of artists from Bahrain, Finland, Korea and Norway have installed artworks that symbolically connect Seoul and PyeongChang through visual images, lighting, photography and sound. The title of the exhibition is "Signal Lights. Connected". One of the four artworks on view, "Scattering Lights, Gliding Sounds", plays different sounds and changes the brightness of the existing lighting, which consists of 111 streetlamps and 600 lights under pots. The artist team comprised of Kim Da-um, Lee Dong-hoon and Hasan Hujairi created a computer program that controls the lighting and sound system of the installation, based on weather data from PyeongChang, from temperature and humidity to wind direction and speed.