yeongseok do's celestial caged light sculpture embodies human identity in the vast universe

yeongseok do's celestial caged light sculpture embodies human identity in the vast universe

caged light: capturing the cosmic power of humanity

 

Inspired by the four-dimensional tesseract cube in the sci-fi movie Interstellar, Yeongseok Do explores notions of human identity and existential and spiritual presence with his newest installation, Caged Light. The luminous sculpture comprises a wire mesh cage housing within it a small stainless steel cube emitting celestial rays of cool light. A surreal glow leaking through the bounds of an engulfing geometric, it represents the minuscule scale of human identity in perspective of the vast universe.

 

While the cube represents the universe in which we co-exist among other beings, planets, and galaxies, the captured presence of rays of light seeping through the narrow gaps embody the presence and significance of human beings.‘We cannot see a light source but can feel its powerful presence. Although human beings are too small, we have infinite power affecting the universe,’ reflects Do.

yeongseok do's celestial caged light sculpture embodies human identity in the vast universe
all images courtesy of Yeongseok Do unless stated otherwise

 

 

yeongseok do looks to the four-dimensional tesseract

 

Modelled after the geometric form of the tesseract and its four-dimensional representation of a transcendental boundary that traverses notions of time, space, and light, Caged Light encapsulates the designer’s thoughts on human identity from a cosmic perspective.

 

Considering the minuscule presence of humans in the expansive universe, Yeongseok Do notes: ‘The universe is huge, and humans are as small as space dust… Of all the galaxies, our planet Earth is one of many things that make up the solar system, and humans struggle day by day and live by releasing their own energy to the world.’

yeongseok do's celestial caged light sculpture embodies human identity in the vast universe
Caged Light embodies human identity in the vast universe

yeongseok do's celestial caged light sculpture embodies human identity in the vast universe
the form and concept draws on the four-dimensional tesseract from the movie Interstellar

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yeongseok do's celestial caged light sculpture embodies human identity in the vast universe
a captured cube of light emits a cool glow

yeongseok do's celestial caged light sculpture embodies human identity in the vast universe
Caged Light encapsulates the designer’s thoughts on human identity from a cosmic perspective

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yeongseok do's celestial caged light sculpture embodies human identity in the vast universe
the luminous sculpture comprises a wire mesh cage housing a stainless steel cube

yeongseok do's celestial caged light sculpture embodies human identity in the vast universe
rays seeping through the cage represent the infinite presence of humanity

 

 

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inspired by tesseract in Interstellar (2014) | image courtesy of Derrian
inspired by tesseract in Interstellar (2014) | image courtesy of Derrian
yeongseok do’s celestial caged light sculpture embodies human identity in the vast universe
 
yeongseok do’s celestial caged light sculpture embodies human identity in the vast universe
 
yeongseok do’s celestial caged light sculpture embodies human identity in the vast universe
 

project info:

 

name: Caged Light
designer: Yeongseok Do

 

 

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edited by: ravail khan | designboom

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