The Science Walden Center unveiled its last residency project, dedicated to blending art and science. Started on November 16, the new residency project, dubbed ‘Finding Your Inner Strength During Stressful Times’ proceeded until November 30, 2020.
JungEun Choi is the artist behind the object arts, exhibited at the Science Cabin in an open studio format. Artist Choi also stayed at the Science Cabin for 14 days to carry out her art projects. Her studio can also be found on the website of Artist Canvas (https://artistcanvas.net/).
The exhibited artworks, created by Artist Choi, are made from polymer clay and abandoned objects on UNIST campus. During her stay at Science Cabin, she crafted her installations out of rocks, leaves, branches, pine cones, and other objects found on the street.
“When you go to a Buddhist temple, there are lanterns inside the hall that have people’s wishes written on,” says Artist Choi. “This shows the irony of the intersection between Buddhist teachings that liberate desire by recognizing its empty nature and the desire of human for better life.” She adds, “Buddhist lanterns, displayed at Science Cabin contain the artist’s own practice, who often regards her body as a religion, like the Buddhist view that the body and mind are interrelated and interdependent.”
Meanwhile, the 2020 Science-Arts Convergence Residency Project takes place for three months from September 14 to November 30, 2020. A total of four artists will be taking part in this year’s residency project and work towards the development of their own artistic style and voice. The project deals with the theme of ‘Artist Canvas: 14-day Quarantine,’ in which each artist stays at the Science Cabin for 14 days to carry out their art projects in an open studio format.