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Hojun Song’s Apple 2010 “ripened” in response to crowd attention; sensors detecting heat and motion caused it to glow brighter when curious onlookers came close. Choi Jeong Hwa’s plastic black Lotus Flower proved that fake can be just as good, or at least as lovely to look at. Seung-Kwan No’s just barely indecipherable signs in Hangui Column 2010 were a statement on the confusion that can result from urban over-stimulation. Lumpens’ Hello Fellow Lumpens was a visual interpretation of our shared global consciousness. And Peter Lee’s Knight of the Dinner Table showed just how much fun bringing the virtual into physical space can be. But what are we telling you this for — if installations could be described accurately in few sentences, what would be the point of all that circuitry, yards of plastic, and intricate construction in the first place. Art tells stories that can’t be conveyed in mere words. Scroll through the slideshow and see for yourself.
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