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Exploring Human Perception With Fiber Optic Sculptures

Exploring Human Perception With Fiber Optic Sculptures

Fascinated by the subjectivity of perception, Jung Pil Shin studies how we perceive external objects based on the psychological relationships we form with their basic “shapes.”

His fiber optic light structures attempt to capture the nature of an object’s existence in the observer’s perception. The bare geometric structure of an airplane wing or turbine engine are rear-illuminated using bunches of fiber optic lights. Their irregular, soft glow has a kind of spotted effect, which makes the objects look curiously familiar and stagnantly active, synthesizing the moment when our attention calls an object to mind and essentially causes it to come “alive with presence.”

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