Immersive art project 'Gwanghwa Sidae — Age of Light' wraps up
The last piece in the immersive art project “Gwanghwa Sidae — Age of Light,” jointly organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Korea Creative Content Agency (Kocca) began its showing from 6:30 p.m. Friday.
The piece is titled “Gwanghwa Byeokhwa - Gwanghwa Media Canvas,” and was screend on the walls of the National Museum of Korean Contemporary History in Gwanghwamun.
“Gwanghwa Sidae” is the third of the government’s project for continuing “cultivation of leading immersive content” following the Three Innovation Strategies for the Content Industry announced on Sept. 17, 2019 and the Digital New Deal cultural content industry strategy announced on Sept. 24, 2020. The project’s aim was to turn Gwanghwamun into a high-tech playground using emerging technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and holograms using 5G network.
“Gwanghwa Pungryu,” the first content released on Dec. 17 last year, was followed by “Gwanghwa Won,” “Gwanghwa In,” “Gwanghwa Jeoncha,” “Gwanghwa Su,” “Gwanghwa Dam,” “Gwanghwa Gyeong” and lastly, “Gwanghwa Byeokhwa” on Friday.
“Gwanghwa Byeokhwa” is a three-dimensional anamorphic video that utilizes a large L-shaped LED screen to display the works of media artists. Citizens will also be able to interact with the content in real time through the museum’s main website or by accessing a QR code installed near the museum. When a person sends data or a character they’ve created during the designated transmission periods, the data is reflected on the media canvas.
“'Gwanghwa Sidae’ is about setting the interactive grounds for people around the globe to reach out to one another, using light to transcend limits in time and space,” Culture Minister Hwang Hee said in a press statement. “I anticipate the immersive content in Gwanghwamun to heal the minds of pandemic-weary people worldwide.”
BY LEE JAE-LIM [firstname.lastname@example.org]