Media Surface Lab / Walking the forest of ritual instruments


Asia Culture Center (ACC)

Asia Culture Center (ACC)
Gwangju, South Korea

<walking the forest of ritual instruments>by Vakki started from the imagination that what it would it be like if passively made memories are selectively deleted and regenerated. The form of this work was made based on the motif of physical structure of washing equipment. The work is processed to make sure that audience can forget albeit briefly when they face installations. Washing equipment which selectively erases passively made memories and regenerates them resembles a ritual.

The artist induces the audience to enter the concept of the work by experiencing factors installed in many parts of the exhibition hall rather than being the contemplative role in front of the image. The work drags out immersion and participation of auditory, visual, tactual senses of the audience rather than being the object of perception and interpretation. When the audience enter the exhibition hall by pushing their way from color, light, and tactual installations of the entrance into the hall, large brushes of washing machine stimulate senses of the audience. This makes the audience to experience temporary confusion as it is distorted and expanded through mirrors placed in many parts of the space. The installations made of moving arms located in the center create another ritual through changes of forms. Cyclical space composition infinitely repeats to make the audience to erase memories and feel confusion periodically.


  • Title: Media Surface Lab / Walking the forest of ritual instruments
  • Creator: Vakki
  • Date Created: 2016
  • Location: ACC Archive&Research Exhibition Hall 2
  • Physical Dimensions: Dimension Variable
  • Type: Installation
  • Medium: Mixed Media

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