kimchi and chips project depth with 483 lines of nylon string
kimchi and chips project depth with 483 lines of nylon string
jul 13, 2015

kimchi and chips project depth with 483 lines of nylon string

kimchi and chips: 483 lines project depth with nylon string
all images courtesy of kimchi and chips




for the exhibition moment to moment, the jeju museum of art commissioned seoul-based studio kimchi and chips to create a new iteration of their previous work ‘line segments space’. the museum’s specific architectural traits, including a panorama of reflective floors and square concrete apertures, demanded a reconsideration of the original work, leading artists elliot woods and mimi son to realize ‘483 lines’.



483 lines
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prior to the digital video revolution, analogue broadcasts constructed living imagery using the NTSC standard. this system generates a moving picture frame as 483 lines of modulated light, stacked from the top to the bottom of a television screen.


within the museum, ‘483 lines’ magnifies the video picture at a scale of 16 meters wide, folding it several times to fit vertically into the gallery space. this layered reinterpretation allows oscillations of depth, which are activated by ‘tuning’ the projected video to match these waves. the team describes, ‘the strictly organized lines can be illusionary, creating a confusing architecture of horizons, whilst the video played through it displays a parallel past, present and future.’

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‘483 lines’ magnifies the video picture at a scale of 16 meters wide

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string is folded several times to fit vertically into the gallery space

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the layered configuration allows oscillations of depth

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depth is activated by ‘tuning’ the projected video to match the waves

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at the jeju museum of art

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