K-Designers, Design Korea Festival 2020

Exhibition date Oct 7 ~ 11, 2020
Location Design Korea
Invited Prof. Hwang Kim

K-Designers, Design Korea 2020/ Image courtesy of © DK Festival 2020

K-Designers, Design Korea 2020/ Image courtesy of © DK Festival 2020

CCTV Chandelier

“CCTV Chandelier : Virtual Doppelganger Simulator” is an interactive installation that can reflect viewer’s Virtual Doppelganger. You can look objectively into yourself in a third person’s point of view.

This machine have around 12 CCTVs surrounding and hanging near viewer’s face and engineering viewer’s experience to show their Virtual Doppelganger in the connected monitors. This wearable visual system then allows the participant to see his/her own body or the surrounding environment from a third person’s perspective even when he/she is moving. Therefore, you yourself, viewer and visitor is displayed as an object in the gallery.

CCTV Chandelier – 2nd Prototype/ Copyright © Hwang Kim

CCTV Chandelier – 2nd Prototype/ Copyright © Hwang Kim

Cocoon – Portable urban shelter for the homeless

The Cocoon is a covering used in a phase of stopped growth by a larva of moths or other insects. Outwardly, it seems to take a rest, but actually, its tissues and organs continue to mature. One of the wonders of nature is a beautiful butterfly coming into being out of the dark and narrow cocoon. The phenomenon is frequently used as a metaphor, leaving a strong impression on us, to describe that there is hope at the end of despair.

The homeless issue has been a long-standing problem of our civilization, which remains unresolved yet. Though its image seems to be heavy and dark, I tried to replace it with a symbol of hope.

‘The Cocoon – Portable urban shelter for a homeless’ is a cardboard bed designed to provide a private shelter for the homeless. It aims to provide a little pleasure whilst facing the harsh conditions of homeless life. The lightweight cardboard construction makes it easy to carry and fold into its 3-dimensional bed form.

I wish the homeless come back to communities as wonderfully as the larva’s transformation into a butterfly, and become another good member who adds to the richness. I’m to dedicate this sculpture of a cocoon to them as a small present.

Cocoon, Photographed by Shikai Tseng/ Copyright © Hwang Kim

Cocoon – Prototype/ Copyright © Hwang Kim

Cocoon – Prototype/ Copyright © Hwang Kim

Cocoon – Distribution/ Copyright © Hwang Kim

Cocoon – Distribution/ Copyright © Hwang Kim