Cost: Free of Charge
See the first UK exhibition of work by South Korean artist and film-maker Heecheon Kim, exploring how technology affects our perceptions of the world.
Kim’s work conflates virtual and physical realms, embracing yet questioning our obsession and trust in advanced technologies.
In his video works, Kim manipulates both filmed and found footage to challenge our habitual manner of processing visual and sensory information. They consider how our bodies, memories, emotions, identities, physical experiences and the banality of daily life are constructed and represented in digital space.
Using technologies such as GPS, augmented reality, virtual reality and face-swap applications, the artist creates ambiguous and, at times, decidedly nonsensical narratives.
This exhibition includes a new moving image commission created using a ‘game engine’, which is a software platform for developing video games. It takes inspiration from the brutalist architecture of the Hayward Gallery and brings together elements of computer-generated imagery, video game aesthetics and skateboarding culture.
You can also see Kim’s 2019 video work Deep in the Forking Tanks at this exhibition.
Heecheon Kim lives and works in Seoul. He was awarded the 2023 Hermès Foundation Missulsang Art Prize.
Developed in collaboration with Seoul’s Art Sonje Center, this exhibition is part of Korean Season 2023.
Korean Season 2023 is hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (Korea) and organised by KOFICE (Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange) and KCCUK (Korean Cultural Centre UK).
Contact and Booking Details
More information at this website.
No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.
The information and prices in this listing are presumed to be correct at the time of publishing, but please always check with the venue before making a special trip.
All images are supplied by the exhibition organiser.
This exhibition runs from Fri, 1st Dec 2023 to Sun, 7th Jan 2024
This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include: