Seoul’s Kinetic Sculpture in Gangnam

  • The structure stands at six-meters-by-six-meters. Photo courtesy of Jonpasang

    The structure stands at six-meters-by-six-meters. Photo courtesy of Jonpasang

  • Brilliant Cube uses 576 clear LED poles to create its light effect. Photo courtesy of Jonpasang

    Brilliant Cube uses 576 clear LED poles to create its light effect. Photo courtesy of Jonpasang

  • Brilliant Cube lights up Gangnam Station in Seoul. Photo courtesy of Hyundai

    Brilliant Cube lights up Gangnam Station in Seoul. Photo courtesy of Hyundai

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Equal parts neon nightclub light show and the underside of a crashing wave, Jin-Yo Mok’s Brilliant Cube stands tall at six-meters-by-six-meters in Seoul’s central Gangnam Station crossroads. Encased within reflective plastic, 576 clear, suspended LED poles move in choreographed patterns as they flash hypnotic lights. The piece, created in collaboration with Soeul based media artist group Jonpasang and media artists Jussi Angesleva and Alvaro Cassinelli, employs the deconstruction of technology to create straightforward, simplified installations that viewers can appreciate without extensive art knowledge. According to Mok, Brilliant Cube is meant to represent time and how it affects the tethered interaction of individuals. Originally opened in October of 2013, the piece’s run has been extended to March of this year due to its popularity. Set in one of the most crowded parts of Seoul, foot traffic and motorists alike can have a gander at the kinetic sculpture before if comes to rest in Seoul’s National Museum of Contemporary Art.

Brilliant Cube can be seen in the video below:

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