CERN in Geneva is the largest particle physics research laboratory in the world, with the UK being one of the 22 European collaborators. Some of the science has arrived in London in the polished high-tech installations of South Korean artist Yunchil Kim contrasting with the old-fashioned world of Northumberland Avenue outside the Korean Cultural Centre (KCCUK) as the futuristic installations face out to the unsuspecting passers-by outside.
Yunchil Kim is both an artist and an electroacoustic music composer and the winner of the KCCUK’s 2018 Artist of the Year and his work has been supported by CERN’s artist residency programme, fostering collaboration between art and science. Futuristic science and art is both exciting and uncomfortable to its viewers and this has those characteristics.
What does the future hold?