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South Korean artist Yunchul Kim speaks to Creative Campus students

cern artist Thursday 27 April 2017

South Korean artist and composer Yunchul Kim delivered the final international artists’ presentation of the year as part of the Hope+FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) partnership.  

Yunchul Kim is based in Berlin and winner of the COLLIDE International Award - a new collaboration between CERN - the European Organisation for Nuclear Research - and FACT.

Kim's work focuses on the artistic potential of fluid dynamics. He creates installations using Ferro fluids that explore the properties of matter and evoke natural processes, whether on a cosmic level or inside an imaginary body. He spoke to students about his methods, his work with CERN and his film 'Flare Experiment' (pictured).

Kim has worked at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, where he co-founded the research group Fluid Skies, exploring the fluid materiality of the cosmos from perspectives of astrophysics, art, history and philosophy.

The talk, at the Creative Campus, was one of three arranged this year as part of the Hope+FACT partnership, which brings the art, design and digital worlds together for our students.

Fine Art students have visited FACT for sessions on Open Source tools including Raspberry Pi, and each year one final-year student is selected to work with FACT on a three-month residency and exhibit at a major international exhibition. Previous residency winner Ant Hamlyn is currently exhibiting his latest work at the V&A.  

The aim of the new partnership is to equip students for the growing area of digital art, and inspire them to explore creative and unusual uses for technology in their work.


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