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Short film on CASTING
produced by V&A, supported by Samsung.

Kang’s interest in the Cast Courts stems precisely from the fact that the objects in this collection are copies rather than originals. The copy versus original ontology is particularly relevant for Kang because the notion of originality does not strictly exist in the digital realm. However, projection mapping is a medium that challenges this ontology in so far as-despite its digital nature-it exists only when incorporated into a physical environment.

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CASTING, mapping on the English Cathedral





CASTING, projection mapping installation, dimensiona vasiable, 2016

In the artist’s words:
‘The atmosphere in the Cast Courts is already somewhat surreal. I have attempted to build on this atmosphere without producing physical objects. The layer of ephemeral lights creates a spatiotemporal experience in which the real casts meet the virtual in a unique symbiosis’.

Kang wanted digital projection mapped onto the casts would provide a virtual portal that invites the audience to another dimension; mixed reality environment. This membrane of artificial light transformed the existing casts in a perceptually different way. In so doing, this installation would offer a thought-provoking experience to the audience.



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CASTING, projection mapping installation, dimensiona vasiable, 2016

Kang chose three architectural casts of the Gallery 46A; Trajan's Column, English Cathedral, and French, and mapped digital moving-images onto them. Ambient sound produced by Kang added more dimension to the installation. The viewers can freely walk around this installation from the ground floor (gallery) or through the bridge on the 1st floor. This multiple viewpoints allow the audience to actively engage with the installation. The corporeal engagement of the audience is therefore, a critical element that completes this installation.
She attempted to rather engender a multi sensorial environment than object-based piece. CASTING generates a spatio-temporal experience in which the viewer can immerse themselves.




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CASTING, view from the bridge on the 1st floor




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CASTING, view from the entrance of the gallery.




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CASTING, capturing three casts altogether




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