Trace of Life
'Trace of Life' is a media art proposed to Seoul Metro. This piece is an abstract landscape installation that reflects the past, present, and future of the city of Seoul.
Seoul embraces important significance in the long history of Korea. This work is based on research of diverse values and aesthetics of the traditional and modern urban landscapes.
The simple and beautiful geometric shapes represent the Royal Throne and the shape of dwellings of Han dynasty. It is intended to express the beauty of Korean traditional architecture by using grids and hexagonal shapes that form the basic structure of this work.
The seven specific colours used are based on a study of the long history and culture of the city.
- Purple : Royal colour of Han dynasty.
- Brown : The colours of ancient pottery excavated in Seoul.
- Brass : Gold jewellery from Han dynasty.
- Blue : Colour of Han River.
- Green : Green areas in the city.
- Silver : The modern landscape of Seoul.
The Han River is the lifeline of the Korean Peninsula. It serves as an important place for Koreans from prehistoric times to the present. The value and significance of Han River has great influence on the historical evolution of the Korean Peninsula and the national development trend. These elements were expressed in media art using LED lighting animations.
Inspired by the splendid LED lighting and high-rise buildings built with glass and steel based on cutting-edge architectural technology, the installation aims to visualise the city's modern image through polished stainless steel mirror.