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March 06, 2007

Urban Sensorium


Fresh Perspectives on the Urban Mediascape

Urban Sensorium :: February 22 ~ March 25, 2007 :: TRIAD New Media Gallery, Seoul :: Participating Artists: Ji-Hoon Byun (KR), Jang-Won Lee (KR), Michelle Teran (CA), Erik Olofsen (NE), Hoax Collective (KR, GE), Jeong-Ho Park (KR), Horizon Drowner (KR). Curated by Suhjung Hur.

Urban Sensorium explores the multi-sensory experience in urban environment enhanced and intervened by media technologies. From radio, internet to emerging wireless network and pervasive surveillant system, we got immersed in the invisible layers of electro-magnetic fields, which transforms the way we perceive and experience our daily lives.

Artists in the exhibition question the notion of public space and spatio-temporal reality while viewing city as soundscape, interface for cosmos, fluid canvas and site of scopophilia. The binary between material / immaterial, city / nature, real / virtual, permanence / transience and private / public got fused into each other, contested, and redefined.

Urban Sensorium looks at not only visual but multi-sensory experience of sonic, visual, corporeal and architectural to find fresh perspectives toward urban mediascape beyond the surface of spectacles and commercial overloads.

Supported by the Arts Council Korea, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Embassy of Canada, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Westin Chosun Busan.

Posted by jo at March 6, 2007 10:45 AM