Seoul Light DDP 2023 Autumn: Artistic Approaches to Mother Nature through Digital

Immerse yourself with super-sized media arts of Seoul Light DDP 2023

By Dongdaemun Design Plaza | DDP

Seoul Design Foundation

Seoul Light DDP 2023 Digital Nature (2023) by GIANTSTEPDongdaemun Design Plaza | DDP

Seoul Light DDP 2023

'Seoul Light DDP' has captured the hearts of many citizens and tourists by depicting Seoul's dream with light every year since 2019. Through the festival of ecstatic lights realized through the amazing combination of art and technology, it has been an artistic inspiration to many people, illuminating the present and presenting the future. 

Meta-Nature AI (2023) by Miguel ChevalierDongdaemun Design Plaza | DDP

Seoul Light DDP 2023 Autumn 'Digital Nature'

Seoul Light DDP 2023 (2023. 8. 31 ~ 2023. 9. 10) started from the question 'Can real nature that has existed since the beginning of time coexist with technological nature created by humans?' Seoul Light DDP seeks to discover the 'sense of coexistence' by 'lights (projections)' that existed before anything else in the world and and re-materialized by science and technology. 

Opening ceremony highlight (2023) by Miguel Chevalier, Kia Global Design Center, Dan AcherxLG OLEDDongdaemun Design Plaza | DDP

We invite you to the opening ceremony of the 2023 Seoul Light DDP. 

Exhibition highlight (2023) by Miguel Chevalier, Kia Global Design Center, Dan AcherxLG OLEDDongdaemun Design Plaza | DDP

Enjoy the highlight of the 2023 Seoul Light DDP!

Meta-Nature AI (2023) by Miguel ChevalierDongdaemun Design Plaza | DDP

Meta-Nature AI

Miguel Chevalier

This new work of Migueul Chevalier was created in the process of transforming his imaginative concepts into the digital world. 

Meta-Nature AI (2023) by Miguel ChevalierDongdaemun Design Plaza | DDP

Miguel Chevalier

Miguel Chevalier is a globally renowned artist acclaimed as a pioneer in virtual and digital art.  From the 1980s, he delved into the study of traditional artworks through digital technology, creating and experimenting with new visual languages. Chevalier’s works predominantly explore the realm of “nature.” He poetically and metaphorically approaches the process of coexistence and enrichment between nature and artificial elements in the modern days.

Meta-Nature AI (2023) by Miguel ChevalierDongdaemun Design Plaza | DDP

The virtual garden in the work was made by mixing attributes of a database of a variety of trees, leaves, and flowers with AI generated images. 

Meta-Nature AI (2023) by Miguel ChevalierDongdaemun Design Plaza | DDP

The garden beautifully illustrated a wide array of artificial lives that bloom and fall as different seasons come and go. 

Meta-Nature AI (2023) by Miguel ChevalierDongdaemun Design Plaza | DDP

People enjoyed the digital art garden in rich and bright colors of Miguel Chevalier. 

Meta-Nature AI (2023) by Miguel ChevalierDongdaemun Design Plaza | DDP

 I want to show Korea and Europe's four seasons through the atypical DDP exterior wall. I was particularly overwhelmed by the beautiful scenery of the back garden of Changdeokgung Palace.” - Miguel Chevalier 

Borealis DDP (2023) by Dan AcherxLG OLEDDongdaemun Design Plaza | DDP

Borealis DDP

Dan Acher


Borealis is part of the LG OLED art project which was created based on the artist's inspirations from the nature of the Arctic. 

Borealis DDP (2023) by Dan AcherxLG OLEDDongdaemun Design Plaza | DDP

Dan Acher

Dan Acher refers to himself as an ‘artivist’ connecting people, climate, technology and environmental issues. Art is a part of his social movement. Acher uses technology to connect people through art and to awaken them on climate changes and environmental concerns.  He uses the city as a canvas to create events and situations that generate powerful experiences for people. 
 

Borealis DDP (2023) by Dan AcherxLG OLEDDongdaemun Design Plaza | DDP

The work was a convergence of technology and nature. Acher used technology of the 21st century to re-create nature as closely as possible. 

Borealis DDP (2023) by Dan AcherxLG OLEDDongdaemun Design Plaza | DDP

The work, the symbol of aurora, was presented together with sound in the center of Seoul where the natural phenomenon doesn't exist. Seoul citizens shared special experiences and emotions, immersing themselves into the work. 

Opposites United-Internal Journey of Communication (2023) by Kia Global Design CenterDongdaemun Design Plaza | DDP

Internal Journey of Communication

Kia Global Design Center

Opposites United-Internal Journey of Communication (2023) by Kia Global Design CenterDongdaemun Design Plaza | DDP

Embracing the inspiration and memories gathered by communicating with numerous visitors worldwide, Kia presented 'Opposites United – Internal Journey of Communication' to engage with visitors anew.

Opposites United-Internal Journey of Communication (2023) by Kia Global Design CenterDongdaemun Design Plaza | DDP

Kia Design's intent was expressed in this work as a digitally drawn grand journey, integrated with 'Digital Nature', the main theme of Seoul Light DDP 2023.

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