An art-science convergence exhibition, dubbed ‘Joint Declaration of Death’ is scheduled to be held at Space 9 in Seoul until January 15, 2022.
This exhibition has been organized by the Science Walden Center at UNIST. Science Walden is a community of active scientist-artists who wish to propose a new concept to resolve societal issues, such as the isolation of individuals, lack of communication, and financial difficulties by combining science, technology, humanities, and art. At the close of their seven-year-long project, the center has prepared this exhibition, as a symbol of new beginnings, rather than the end.
Hosted by the Science Walden Center at UNIST, this exhibition has been participated by Artists Yukyung Kim, Darae Baek, Zoohyeong Song, and Jungeun Choi. They focused on the concept of “death,” a research theme of Science Walden for 2021.
“One must constantly die in order to live like a human being,” says Professor Jaeweon Cho (Department of Urban and Environmental Engineering, UNIST) who took charge of planning the identity of this project. He adds, “Through this project, we wanted to talk about the speed of life and the direction of time.”
“In this exhibition, the artists attempted to visualize the different interpretations of death, from imminent death to returning death, in a declarative sense,” explained Jieun Gu who took charge of the overall management of the exhibit. “Through this, they looked at contemporary social problems from a different perspective through the practice of a volitional way of life, thereby expressing new beginning, not the end.”