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Yunchul Kim is an artist and electroacoustic music composer based on Seoul. In 2017, he was invited to live and work at CERN in Switzerland, home of the world’s largest laboratory for particle physics. His latest art exhibit was designed during his time at CERN and The Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) in Liverpool. The exhibit features art installation, Cascade, an 18 meter-long system of transparent tubing filled with fluid kept in continuous motion. Kim uses scientific methods to create art. His current work explores how to control and propagate light by colloidal suspension of photonic crystals. Colloidal suspension is a term from physical chemistry. It’s a mixture containing large, undissolved particles kept dispersed by the molecular motion in a surrounding medium. Here’s a definition in words. Kim’s work provides a definition that is visual, visceral and not easily forgotten:

Cascade is comprised of the long, interconnecting tubing dubbed Tubular, a liquid transfer system called Impulse and a 41 channel muon detector named Argos. “When Argos detects particles, it transfers the signal to Impulse to trigger the flows of fluids in Tubular, so that fluid continually circulates within them,” says Kim via email and a translator from his studio in Seoul. …Read More

Image: Stills from video of Cascade, Yunchul Kim’s latest fluid kinetic installation resulting from his residency at Arts@CERN and FACT, as part of the Collide International Residency Award. STUDIO LOCUS SOLUS