Neotex Depot(2023)

Site-specific Installation 

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μ˜€λŠ˜λ‚  μ™„λ²½ν•œ 신체λ₯Ό ν–₯ν•œ μΈκ°„μ˜ μš•λ§μ€ κ³Όν•™Β·κΈ°μˆ μ˜ λ°œμ „κ³Ό ν•¨κ»˜ 점차 μ‹€ν˜„λ˜κ³  μžˆλ‹€. λ™μ‹œλŒ€ ν•œκ΅­ μ‚¬νšŒμ—μ„œ λŠμž„μ—†λŠ” 젊음과 결점 μ—†λŠ” μ™Έλͺ¨μ— λŒ€ν•œ 관심, μ™„λ²½ν•œ 신체에 κ΄€ν•œ 우리의 μš•λ§μ€ μ‹œλŒ€μ μœΌλ‘œ μœ ν–‰ν•˜λŠ” 미적 κΈ°μ€€κ³Ό μ‚¬νšŒμ  κ·œλ²”κ³Ό ν•¨κ»˜ μƒν˜Έμž‘μš©ν•˜λ©° λŠμž„μ—†μ΄μƒˆλ‘œμš΄ μœ ν–‰κ³Ό λ·°ν‹° μƒν’ˆ, μ„œλΉ„μŠ€λ₯Ό λ§Œλ“€μ–΄ λ‚΄κ³  μžˆλ‹€. 디지털 곡간도 λ‹€λ₯΄μ§€ μ•Šλ‹€. μ˜€λŠ˜λ‚  μ™„λ²½ν•œ 신체λ₯Ό ν–₯ν•œ μΈκ°„μ˜ μš•λ§μ€ 디지털 κ³΅κ°„μ—μ„œ λŒ€μ€‘μ„ ν‘μž…ν•˜λŠ” 맀λ ₯을 가진 디지털 휴먼의 μΆœν˜„μœΌλ‘œ, μ†Œμ…œλ―Έλ””μ–΄ κ³΅κ°„μ˜ λ‹€μ–‘ν•œ λ·°ν‹° ν•„ν„°μ˜ λŒ€μ€‘μ  μ‚¬μš©μœΌλ‘œ 반영되고 μžˆλ‹€.

<NeoTex Depot>은 미래 가상 μΈκ°„μ˜ μ‚¬νšŒλ₯Ό 배경으둜 ν•˜κ³  μžˆλ‹€. λ™μ‹œλŒ€ 인간이 μš•λ§ν•˜λŠ” 결점 μ—†λŠ” μ™Έλͺ¨, μ™„λ²½ν•œ 신체에 λŒ€ν•œ μ‚¬νšŒμ  열망은 μž‘ν’ˆμ˜ μ‹œκ³΅κ°„μ  배경인 미래 가상 μΈκ°„λ“€μ˜ μ„Έκ³„μ—μ„œλŠ” 더 이상 효용이 μ—†λ‹€. 가상 인간은 λͺ¨λ‘κ°€ μ›ν•˜λŠ” λͺ¨μŠ΅μ˜ 인물이 될수 있기 λ•Œλ¬Έμ΄λ‹€. 노화와 죽음이 μ‘΄μž¬ν•˜μ§€ μ•Šκ³ , νƒ€κ³ λ‚œ 신체적 μ™Έν˜•μ„ λ°”κΎΈκ±°λ‚˜ μ„€μ •ν•˜λŠ”λ° ν•œκ³„κ°€ μ—†λ‹€. 클릭 ν•œ 번으둜 μΈκ°„μ˜ μ™Έν˜•μ€ μ‰½κ²Œ λ³€ν™”ν•  수 μžˆλŠ” 가변적 성격을 띄고 μžˆλ‹€.

λ§Œμ•½ 신체λ₯Ό λ”μš± 자유둭게 λ³€ν˜•ν•  수 μžˆλŠ” 날이 였게 λœλ‹€λ©΄, 미래 가상 μΈκ°„λ“€μ˜ μ„Έκ³„μ—λŠ” μ–΄λ–€ μƒˆλ‘œμš΄ 열망과 κ°€μΉ˜κ°€ μƒˆλ‘­κ²Œ λ“±μž₯ν• κΉŒ. μ˜€λŠ˜λ‚  μΌμƒμ—μ„œ μ‚¬μš©λ˜λŠ” μ—¬λŸ¬ μ’…λ₯˜μ˜ λ””λ°”μ΄μŠ€λ“€μ€ μ–΄λ– ν•œ μƒˆλ‘œμš΄ μ–‘μƒμœΌλ‘œ λ³€ν™”ν•˜μ—¬ λ‚˜νƒ€λ‚ κΉŒ. <NeoTex Depot>은 μ΄λŸ¬ν•œ λ§₯λ½μ—μ„œ μ‹œμž‘ν•œλ‹€. μ–΄λŠ 미래 μ‹œμ μ˜ 디지털 곡간을 μ‚΄μ•„κ°€λŠ” 디지털 휴먼의 μ›¨μ–΄λŸ¬λΈ” λ””λ°”μ΄μŠ€λ₯Ό μ €μž₯ν•˜λŠ” μ €μž₯μ†Œμ—μ„œ μ˜κ°μ„ λ°›μ•„ κ΅¬μƒλ˜μ—ˆλ‹€. 미래 가상 μΈκ°„μ˜ μ›¨μ–΄λŸ¬λΈ” λ·°ν‹° λ””λ°”μ΄μŠ€<I-META>λ₯Ό μƒμƒν•˜κ³  이λ₯Ό 쑰각 λͺ¨ν˜•μ˜ ν˜•νƒœλ‘œ μž¬ν˜„ν•˜λ©°, μΈκ°„μ˜ μ‚΄κ³Ό 같은 사싀적 μŠ€ν‚¨ ν…μŠ€μ²˜λ“€μ€ 쑰각에 ν•¨κ»˜ 담겨 μ„€μΉ˜ 곡간에 ν•¨κ»˜ μ „μ‹œλœλ‹€. 이 ν”„λ‘œμ νŠΈλŠ” μƒμ •λœ λ””λ°”μ΄μŠ€μ˜ λͺ¨ν˜•κ³Ό  ν™”μž₯μ‹€μ΄λΌλŠ” 곡적 곡간, μΈμŠ€νƒ€κ·Έλž¨ ν•„ν„°λ₯Ό 톡해 ν˜„μž¬μ™€ 미래, 가상과 ν˜„μ‹€, 곡적 곡간과 μ‚¬μ κ³΅κ°„μ˜ 경계λ₯Ό νƒκ΅¬ν•˜λŠ” μž‘ν’ˆμ΄λ‹€.

The human aspiration for the perfect body is progressively becoming achievable through the development of science and technology. In contemporary Korean society, the constant pursuit of youth and a flawless appearance, coupled with our desire for the perfect body, becomes intertwined with the prevalent beauty standards and societal conventions of the time. This ongoing interaction consistently leads to the emergence of new beauty trends, services, and products. The digital space is no different. It mirrors these aspiration and trends. Today, the human desire for the perfect body is reflected in the emergence of digital humans with captivating appearances in the digital realm and is being mirrored by the widespread use of beauty filters in the realm of social media. The project <NeoTex Depot> starts from this context.

            <NeoTex Depot> is set in a near future society where digital humans live. This fictional setting provides a spatial and temporal background for the project. The societal longing for a flawless appearance and the perfect body no longer exist in the future digital space, as virtual humans can choose any appearance they desire. Ageing and death do not exist in the digital realm, and there are no limits to altering one’s innate physical form. Just with a simple click, the skins of humans can change variably. If a day comes when our bodies can be transformed even more freely, what new desires and values could emerge in the world of virtual humans? In this speculated scenario, how would the beauty devices used in today’s life be transformed into different shapes?

            <NeoTex Depot> starts from this context. The visual motif of the installation is inspired by a futuristic item inventory that stores wearable devices of digital humans living in a digital space. <NeoTex Depot> postulates a wearable beauty device for virtual humans in the future, then represent it in the form of a sculptural model, and realistic human skin textures are installed as part of sculptures in the public restrooms. Through the model of the device, public space and Instagram filter, this project explores the boundaries between the present and the future, the virtual and the real and between public and private spaces.

interactive web interface & social media filter

NeoTex Depot(2023) from Sora Park on Vimeo.

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