The Science Walden Center unveiled its first 2021 residency project, dedicated to blending art and science. Started on January 11, the new residency project, dubbed ‘Circulation 125’ and proceeded until February 9, 2021.
Celestine Kim is the artist behind this project, exhibited at the Science Cabin. Artist Kim also stayed at the Science Cabin for a month to carry out her art projects. It has been exhibited at Science Cabin in an open studio format, from 2pm to 4pm on February 9, 2021.
Under the theme of ‘Circulation 125,’ Artist Kim prepared two types of artworks that are exhibited on two floors of Science Cabin. The first project is exhibited on the first floor of Science Cabin and contains patterns of circles, stripes, alphabet letters, and symbols which were expressed on a large canvas.
“My inspiration came from the surrounding bricks with decorative holes, found at Science Cabin,” says Artist Kim. “Among the various meanings of the circle, I have attempted to express, through the creation of this work, the circulation.”
During her stay at Science Cabin, Artist Kim attemped to express the meaning of Circulation. During her stay at Science Cabin, Artist Kim painted her canvas with patterns of circles, using different shapes of plastic lids as painbrush. The symbols in those circles are elemental symbols that Artist Kim heard during her conversations with Science Walden researchers. However, depending on who sees it, this canvas can be seen as a picture with chemical formulas or as a doormat with unique design.
Another artwork, exhibited on the second floor of Scince Cabin, imputes further meaning. This work, which is embroidered with colors on translucent fabrics, is an extension of the artwork that Artist Kim has been working on.
Through the creation of her second artwork, Artist Kim attempted to express the material properties of color phenomena, and thus she expanded the traditional white canvas that emphasizes its flat, two-dimensional nature into three dimensions. By liberating the fabric tied to the easel, her work unfolds the layers of multi-layered colors in three dimensional space. The translucent fabrics unfolded in this process personally receive the light and wind in the space and various changes over time, creating a richer meaning and story.
Meanwhile, the 2021 Science-Arts Convergence Residency Project takes place from January to June, 2021. A total of six 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 ‘Hidden Artists,’ in which each artist stays at the Science Cabin for a month to carry out their art projects in an open studio format.