Semi Kim, Hwanik Jo, JungHwan Sung, Byongsue Kang, Jayoung Kim, Hyohoun No, Minjoo Lee: Pendulum

  • ©, Semi Kim, Hwanik Jo, Junghwan Sung, Byongsue Kang, Jayoung Kim, Hyohoun No, and Minjoo Lee






Artist Statement:

    “The pendulum series” explores the meaning of space through the process of pendulum movement. These pieces have virtual pendulums and real ones. We can see the flow of invisible energy in virtual pendulums. Hybrid Form (Digital and Analogue, Space and Emptiness) The movement of a pendulum generates special energy in the impact between first and second pendulum, and this energy is delivered to the last pendulum in the law of momentum conservation. This energy is invisible, but we experience it by viewing a pendulum movement. This piece has virtual pendulums with real ones. Real pendulums are located on both sides, and they are made from electromagnets. Virtual pendulums, located in the middle of this piece, are three-dimensional images, and show the flow of energy as an expressive medium. Impacting objects (magnetic pendulums) and elements in the video animation (energy) create hybrid visuals. With Pendulum#1, we can extend the meaning of emptiness inherent in media art. Emotions and Words Pendulum#2 expresses very emotional feelings. Energy generated from an impact between real pendulums makes virtual pendulums, and virtual ones explore or communicate lots of information with network connections. This energy is communicative, hybrid and emotional. This energy crosses the border between real and virtual – like internet articles that have been exchanged or generated continuously in networks, and the symbolism of words in articles. We might feel emotional ‘temperatures’ through the meaning of words. ‘Happiness’ and ‘peace’ is warmer than ‘war’ or ‘suicide’. Cool words are decomposed gradually by communication and resonate of the repetitive movement of pendulums. In short, this piece mixes and reassigns words.