The Ripple pavilion captures phenomenal interaction between water and sun light. Both immaterial medium of energy reveal their dynamic form through each other’s help: the movement of water highlighted by the light, and the light rays glare through the water. Beautiful interplay of these two essential elements of our nature is portrayed through the Ripple pavilion.
Ripple itself is defined as transfer of energy from one point to another through propagation. Even if the starting point is small, the impact spreads in all directions. Our installation acts as an analogy of what we do to our own environment and society has a propagating impact beyond our own understanding and expectations.
On one hand, a small gesture of a child could lead to a global scale of demonstration for the climate change as was the case of Greta Thunberg. On the other hand, simple SNS platform like twitter could instigate Arab Spring.
The pavilion invites people to touch and activate its pixels – a mechanical module made from acrylic tube of 60mm diameter and 500 mm length wrapped in dichroic film. When one out of 4100 pixels starts swinging, it accidentally hits others in the vicinity and causes secondary and tertiary impact on further pixels. The movement is distinguished by the changing color of the film. What appears mostly pink in vertical direction dramatically shifts into blue tone as the angle of the sun on the film changes through tube’s swinging movement. The moving tubes and transformation of color will constantly generate different patterns of propagation among multiple interaction with the users.
For the artist, art is something that people act as critical activator, not just a participant – an actor rather than a viewer. The artist simply provides a platform while the audience contributes to its resulting phenomenon and takes home their own interpretation of it. The Ripple Pavilion hopes to represent this core idea through moving pixels and vibrant colors under the natural light and air of Changwon City.
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