KURINA
SOHN




Selective Projects

01 OFF-BLUE
02 EXTENDED NATURE
03 Categorized, Digitized & Altered
04 Sublime Thesis Book

Collective Projects

01 HOMEomorphism
02 Hotel Symbiogenesis



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Upcoming Exhibitions 

Hotel Symbiogenesis
17 ~ 25. 10 Temporary Art Center
/ Dutch Design Week. Eindhoven, NL
Participated as Hypothetical Studios
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17 ~ 25. 10 Microlab / Dutch Design Week. Eindhoven, NL
HOMEomorphism
17 ~ 25. 10 Online / Dutch Design Week. Eindhoven, NL



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Mark

EXTENDED NATURE


The project entitled EXTENDED NATURE, questions the means of experiencing nature through technological perspective through mechanical interpretation.




EXTENDED NATURE 2019
Photographed by Marie Rime




Soft-robotic parts in choreographed movement.

The notion of ‘wild nature’ is something of the past. All nature is designed. Our almost complete control over nature has come with a loss. It is a loss of a sense of awe and fear, which is beautifully described by the term ‘sublime’. What we lost, seems to have been replaced by technology. Our current technological innovations evoke many sentiments, ranging from feeble feelings of uncanniness and awe for mankind’s capacities, to a great anxiety that technology will someday take over. The ones who have tried so much to control the uncontrollable are governed by that which they have created themselves.



EXTENDED NATURE VIDEO 2019
Part from the video. 00:00:51
Google Earth.



EXTENDED NATURE VIDEO 2019
A part from the video. 00:03:18
Computed tomography of Locrinus Africanus(Crinoid) from 430 million years ago.



EXTENDED NATURE VIDEO 2019
A part from the video. 00:02:24
3D animated by Robert Drew(HEKOPS)



Today, we experience a version of nature that is manicured, virtual, and artificial. The internet provides a ubiquitous matrix, in a parallel reality of real nature. The technological perspective on nature continues to seem flattened, abstracted, and altered through layers of machine interpretation. The relationship between representation, creation and life can no longer be divided between real and unreal. As a result, the boundaries between nature, imagery, machine and body blur. We may think we have mastered nature, but we have mastered only its imagery.



EXTENDED NATURE 2019
Photographed by Marie Rime




EXTENDED NATURE 2019
Photographed by Marie Rime



EXTENDED NATURE explores the digital layers of our relationship between us and nature through a crinoid (or ‘sea lily’) deep-sea organism. The project reconstructs a digitized version of crinoid in the form of a video, kinetic structure that mimics natural behavior, the soft robotics which a syringe pumps air to generate uncanny movements and silicone 3D print object; a replication of the digitized fossil records of the crinoid.






Year  
2019
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Mark