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Artist
Kim Bowon
Kim Bowon has realized the world beyond the reality for a long time. Kim studied various visual languages including painting, sculpture, media art at Korea National University of Arts, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and Oxford Brookes University. She is working based on her imagination on every possibility that can happen when the relation between physical and virtual world becomes unpredictable through the technology.
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Artist
Kim Bowon
Kim Bowon has realized the world beyond the reality for a long time. Kim studied various visual languages including painting, sculpture, media art at Korea National University of Arts, École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts and Oxford Brookes University. She is working based on her imagination on every possibility that can happen when the relation between physical and virtual world becomes unpredictable through the technology.
Curatorial Essay
- Undefined -

Contemporary media art has expanded boundlessly and permeated real life. XR (Extended Reality) is a media technology including AR (Augmented Reality) and VR (Virtual Reality) and means variable X which connotes unknown potential. How should we take the boundary of reality that media technology has disintegrated? Unlike the ‘physical’ space of reality where the law of physics applies, in ‘virtual’ space, there are no defined attributes or laws. However, even in virtual places where the constraints have disappeared our experiences and habits follow the concept of time and space that exist in reality and try to move what we are familiar with into the virtual reality. Contradictions and gaps have arisen in those who can escape bondage but do not.

Should virtual space be a reproduction of reality in high resolution or a different reality? Kim Bowon captures the gaps and fragmented boundaries of reality. She explores reality and the ‘extended reality' and uses it as a medium. In this exhibition Ffffalling, Mirror, and Note Me Not Me are on view. Kim created her own virtual space using video and XR. She poses questions about the phenomena of fragmented boundaries between reality and virtual space. The virtual space made by Kim Bowon overlaps the other virtual space called ‘web’ exhibition. On two layers of virtual space, we can explore by a click or a gesture on mobile phone.

Curator Kim Hyewon
Individual Work Essay
We have been vaguely imagining the world beyond reality. Kim Bowon explores on a part where infinity is restricted paradoxically in undefined world.

Ffffalling is a space, using real-world laws of physics. It is a video about a ‘Rigidbody’ script which is a program about real-world laws of physics. As a person releases an object, it moves downward on the screen using the selected gravity value. The script which makes 'mass' created paradoxical and unrealistic situation because of no restriction. Sadness emerges watching the lone ball, falling into infinity.

Mirror asks what is self-perception in cyber space. VR users have to look in the mirror to see how they look in the VR space, just as they do in the real world. Does a reflection in the mirror represent the real identity? What if there is no reflection in the mirror?

In the Note Me Not Me VR installation, viewers meet their avatar. (In the exhibition, a VR demonstration is on view). There is a world where you do not exist in yourselves. It is an avatar. Avatars are made with set of various colors of pixels and move around and speak at your commands. Avatars which are controlled by electronic signals can easily be tripped by a small crack. Because the avatar is acting same as the controller, the controller feels that the avatar is him-or herself. However, when it behaves unpredictably, how would you feel?

Artist Kim Bowon & Curator Kim Hyewon