Deep Space 8K: VH AWARD

Thu 8 September 2016, 7PM-8PM
Fri 9 September 2016, 3:30PM-4PM
Sat 10 September 2016, 12PM-12:30PM
Sun 11 September 2016, 6PM-7PM
Mon 12 September 2016. 10:30PM-11PM

Ars Electronica Center
VH AwardCredit: HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP

The VH AWARD’s purpose is to uncover promising but relatively unknown Korean artists creating media art. It seeks to support these young, talented media artists’ art-making process, but to also help them gain international recognition.

To guarantee a fair evaluation of these artists, all award winners will be selected by celebrated curators from both Korea and other parts of the world. This will also facilitate the creation of fruitful, global connections between potential award winners and established artists and well-known curators. In addition, the VH AWARD will introduce a new genre of media art to the public. This new genre centers on innovative ways of communicating information, which ultimately promote a more tightly knit field of art.

In order to showcase Korean media art in an optimal manner conductive to garnering global attention, the finalists of the VH AWARD will have the opportunity to display their works of art through the spectacular media-wall, located at the HYUNDAI MOTOR GROUP University—Mabuk Campus.

Je Baak (KR)
A Journey
In A Journey Je Baak uses RPG games to transform virtual reality in into a place that simulates a person’s life, and invites the viewers as travelers to experience this world full of symbolic elements and situations.

Sungjae Lee (KR)
Avyakrta
In Avyakrta, Lee uses the technique of high speed cinematography to depict the long-term process of both physical and mental transformation of humans, and the constant and eternal relationship between individuals and groups.

Sukjoon Jang (KR)
FlatCity
Using a drone camera, FlatCity captures the modern cityscape enclosed in the flat computer screen, with zooming in and out and mouse-scrolling activities. The artwork simulates movements coming closer and drifting away captured in virtual reality.