Short Film About Casting, an installation by V&A Samsung Korean Digital Art Resident Yiyun Kang

April 26, 2016

We have recently released Casting, a short film recording the fascinating digital project by V&A Samsung Korean Digital Art Resident Yiyun Kang.

Over the course of her six month residency at the V&A (October 2015 – March 2016), Kang utilised her projection mapping practice to create a new portal into the V&A Cast Courts (room 46A) and deliver a dynamic experience by wrapping the static architectural structures with moving images.

Casting maps the architectural objects in the Cast Courts by using digital projections. The Cast Courts were chosen as the designated galleries for Kang’s conclusive project because of their very nature: each cast is simultaneously an object and an environment. The architectural casts belonged at one time to a specific place but detached from their original site, the casts are now rooted in a new context at the V&A.

This duality as well as the question of copy versus original are key questions in Kang’s practice, which investigates relationships between these conflicted values through digital mapping.

For two Friday evenings, visitors were invited to experience this revisited immersive environment and take a unique spatial and temporal journey.

For those of you who were unable to experience this site specific installation in person, we invite you to watch this short film, which captures a few mesmerizing fragments of Kang’s exploration between old and contemporary practise:

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