I stumbled upon this video of a recent installation created for Hyundai Motor Group 2012 Yeosu Exposition by Korean media design group “Jonpasang”. The installation bridges engineering, computer programing, and interactive sculpture. There is a really cool “making of” clip aswell. Unfortunately at the end of the day the short clip feels like a bit like a glorified car commercial that shows off the technology. It’s really cool and exciting to watch but I would love to see what other artists could create with this sort of technology.
In class we were talking about the idea of the artist’s hand and it’s role. I feel like this installation is a great example that helps expand upon what the role of the artist’s hand is in this time. Whether the mark is physical like paint on a canvas or the marriage of multiple marks from different creative communities like in this work, the overall experience should inspire or allude to something more. I dont find the content (cars) particulary inspiring however the organic visuals, utilized technology, and magnitude of the installation makes me want to experience it for myself. The “Jonpasang” group have created a technological platfrom that can be shaped and interacted with by other artists and programmers and for me that makes this succesful. Maybe this isn’t a fine art installation but it’s an exciting technology that other artists can utilize.