Artist Statement

FOREST is about a venture that no one has ever experienced. This work began with the question of whether it would be possible to record something that no one had ever experienced, whether that record is a myth created by the collective imagination or an unprovable personal secret. When virtual reality replaces reality, what does it mean to experience, and what does it mean to record? 

In the beginning, mankind was destroyed by a great flood, and what humanity experienced before the flood remained as parables and myths. Do you now walk, talk, and fellowship with God as Adam did in the Garden of Eden? Did you meet God? Come to this forest, meet trees and beasts, and give them names. Get lost and encounter a stranger. He could be the God you seek, or he could be yourself.

In this exhibition, the virtual space of the Garden of Eden was expressed as a real space with over a hundred cheesecloth veils and five projectors. Due to the thin and sparsely woven Cheesecloth nature, the image of the forest projected onto multiple veils create a three-dimensional space. The audiences experience it by mobilizing visual, auditory, tactile, and motor senses as if they were walking in a real forest.

Forest Sign

Forest Sign

Main Gallery

Main Gallery

Main Gallery

Main Gallery

Forest Inside

Forest Inside

Detail

Detail

Running Deer

Running Deer

Deer Encounter

Deer Encounter

Sunset in the Forest

Sunset in the Forest

Inside Forest

Inside Forest

Before Projection

Before Projection

Gallery Dimension

Gallery Dimension

Gallery Plan

Gallery Plan