The Science Walden Center of UNIST has organized a special workshop, dedicated to blending arts and science. This workshop attempts to provide an opportunity for the general public to learn more about how the research, being carried out in the laboratory, meets arts and takes on new meaning in that process.
■ “Sense Fantasy: Listen” … Science Walden Upcycling Workshop
The Science Walden Center of UNIST will be holding a special workshop, dedicated to blending art and science. The workshop, entitled the “2019 Seoul Upcycling Workshop,” will be held from November 9 to December 31, 2019. Under the theme of “Sense Fantasy: Listen“, the workshop aims to evoke the sense of hidden connections around us and once again affirming the idea of upcycling.
The workshop is largely divided into ‘Observe‘ and ‘Listen‘. In the first part of the exhibition, entitled ‘Observe‘, there is section dedicated to ‘Feces Standard money (fSM)’, an important theme pursued by the Science Walden Center. Being held in the lobby of the Seoul Upcycling Plaza (SUP), the exhibition explores artworks created by artists who have reinterpreted stereotypical representations of toilets in unexpected ways.
The existing flushing toilets serve a host of vital functions, from keeping humans healthy to providing proper disposal of human wastes, yet in the end this accentuates human alienation. The Science Walden Center has been carrying out various research that evokes the sense of hidden connections around us and create value in the circular economy by converting human wastes, such as feces and sweat, into valuable artworks.
The second part of exhibition, entitled ‘Listen’ involves musical instruments and interactive exhibits, allowing every attendees to participate. Through the so-called ‘new-use’ process that facilitates the repair, reuse, and recycling of end-of-life products, the exhibition has created new musical instruments that evokes the sense of hidden connections around us. At the exhibition, attendees are also allowed to play music with those intruments. They are currently recruiting 10 participants on a first-come first-served basis. Anyone can apply to participate through the following link. [Click HERE to participate]
An archival exhibition is also scheduled to be held, starting December 7, to showcase the recycled musical instruments produced through the workshop, as well as the documentary that captures the whole process of the workshop.