<Composing> is divided into several color sections. One part of it changes continuously in colors, hues, and brightness. Interactive works change images and sound in response to the viewers. Interactivity gives them fun and pleasure of communication. So, participating with works instead of passive watching will increase your pleasure with Pixel Play.
Light is not a material but it reveals its existence by creation and annihilation. Digital media use light to transform featureless numbers to lively images and pixels are at the core of this magical process. If computer images are magnified, it boils down to tiny pixels. Shape, color, and brightness are created by the composition of pixels. In this exhibition I made Images and interactive play field with magnified pixels. Working with LED modules, I focused on pixels to delve into the characteristics of LED media and to overcome their limits. I eliminated all the subsidiary factors and tried to push to the limit of representation. I could realize play processes with on and off of LEDs. Pixels which look like a random arrangement lead the viewers to find the images by their own imagination. As each LED pixel changes automatically or in response to the viewers like a living organism, LED boards continue to make abstract geometric images. The light seems to be totally controlled by viewers, but, in reality, the artwork continuously changes by its own algorithm. A strong tension is maintained between external influence and self-control when new images are created. The works present progressive forms rather than completed and static works.
Although pixels and light look simple, they can contain and represent numerous things, so that we can feel the awe in the beginning of the world. A photograph taken with an extremely long exposure time shows nothing, but, in fact, it is a superposition of many moments and myriad images that have vanished. Simple pixels can also be a metaphor and condensation of various stories and lots of images. Encountering light and pixels induce us to contemplate on the inner structures of things. Instead of obsessing over the detail and description, they also lead us to see and think beyond external visual forms. The process of on/off of light, time and space is reinterpreted.