Hyundai Artlab

The 2nd  VH AWARD

2017
VH AWARD
A still from Hear the Wind_Across the Border (2016) by Hyungkyu Kim, single channel video, 11min 48sec
A still from Hear the Wind_Across the Border by Hyungkyu Kim, single channel video, 11min 48sec
Provided by HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP VH AWARD

VH AWARD discovers and supports emerging Asian media artists engaged with the context and future of Asia.

About the Works

Grand Prix, Hyungkyu Kim, Hear the Wind_Across the Border

Hear the Wind_Across the Border takes the viewer on a 360-degree virtual tour of landscapes from Imjingak, Yeonmijeong in G...

Grand Prix, Hyungkyu Kim, Hear the Wind_Across the Border

Hear the Wind_Across the Border takes the viewer on a 360-degree virtual tour of landscapes from Imjingak, Yeonmijeong in Ganghwado, the Yongsan redevelopment area, through the site of the Admiral and around the historical statue of Soonshin Lee in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, Korea. As ‘360-degree view’ extends the viewer’s role from passive recipient to neutral onlooker or even to an active observer, the artist throws in an underlying question to the viewers on visually opposed ‘South and North’ ‘Generations’ and ‘Individuals and Groups’.

Finalist, Hwayong Jung, Mantra

Mantra explores body language and sound generated from digital object and human and gives birth to the new cycle of synthetic beauty. A traditional dance called Seungmu, which performs a human desire to overcome his suffering, presents dynamic and yet delicate movements, and its encounter with computer codes creates randomly but meticulously calculated images – a beauty created by human and images made by machine. Inside of endless communication between them, a new experiential form of vision and sound will be developed and provided.

Finalist, Sungrok Choi, Stroll, Scroll, and Sight

Stroll, Scroll and Sight narrates a human story of getting through suffering, and the journey is described by multiple viewpoints which are invented from media history. Through a first person perspective of drone and second person perspective of a computer game, audiences become a God, gamer and virtual ‘I’ in the artwork. Choi induces audience to experience the relationship among human, art and technology with their eyes, ears and body. Through these diverse interpretations, the artist unfolds a meditative story of humanity.