Media Arts Category Finalist

Light Barrier (Second Edition)

Elliot John Woods, Mimi Son / United Kingdom, South Korea

The visual story follows the journey of a digital form. It begins by passing through the Light Barrier, so that this digital form transcends the limits of its home reality and enters into our physical one. It then explores the possibilities of its newly found physicality, whilst attempting to assert its digital identity. Finally the form travels through the Light Barrier again to pass away to the next reality.

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25/2 – 12/3 | 12nn – 8pm | Pao Galleries | Free Admission | Discussion session and exhibition opening on 25/2 4:30pm and 6:30pm respectively

Artist’s Statement

A fascination with natural light drove the technique of the impressionist painters, who explored new qualities of colour and the trail of time. Our studio, Kimchi and Chips, studies digital light and discusses a new visual mechanics, their installation adding to the visual language of space and light. As the artists’ inquiry deepens, brush strokes become descriptive like code, detailing reality and allying light with canvas. 

The Light Barrier is the universal law which separates light and material, both by limiting the actions of materials so that they cannot move like light, and by defining Einstein's mass-energy equivalence formula.