Realistic Media Art Special Exhibition IMAGINE THE ABYSS
- Period 2021 - 05 - 18 ~ 2021 - 10 - 10
- Showroom Special Exhibition Gallery
- Ticket fee Free
Humanity has been grateful for the existence of the sea, which has enabled people to maintain livelihoods. However, the sea has always been cold and rough, and the challenge of the sea has constantly been associated with great danger. In particular, ‘diving’ has been a dreaded activity because of the threat of loss of people’s lives. Nevertheless, humanity has continued to battle against the rough seas.
From ancient times until now, humanity has longed for the vast undersea world. Across the ages and in all countries of the world, the god of the sea has existed even in myth and folk tales. Moreover, human beings have continued dreaming of this new world by freely imagining the undersea world.
The desire of humanity to stay under the sea longer and to dive deeper has come true in real life along with the development of scientific technology. After having explored the deepest point of the Mariana Trench, known as the deepest part of the ocean, now humanity is dreaming of a new undersea world again.
It is uncertain since when mankind first began to challenge the sea. Humanity entered the water to obtain fish and clams thousands of years ago, but it was hard to stay under the sea for a long time because of the inability to breathe. The undersea world was a harsh environment to human beings whose scientific technology had not developed enough yet.
After achieving exploration of the deepest part of the sea, did humanity stop imagining further investigation of the undersea world? The imaginations of human beings and science have extremely close relationships. Scientific technology develops as far as humans can imagine, and the development of scientific technology leads to the expansion of the thought of human beings. Now, we imagine new underwater world by introducing the concept of virtual reality which is pretty familiar to us.