Art Basel Miami: U-Ram Choe’s Robotic Life Forms

Art Basel Miami: U-Ram Choe’s Robotic Life Forms
technology

The unexpected marriage of nature and technology is a central style to U-Ram Choe’s kinetic sculptures.

Kat Popiel
  • 17 december 2009

The unexpected marriage of nature and technology is a central style to U-Ram Choe’s kinetic sculptures.  Large-scale metal and plastic pieces mirror what appear to be biological life forms, as they breathe, open and close and give out light, yet every part of it is machine-created.  His appropriation of new media enforces a dialogue that questions how the future of the world’s species can co-exist with the modern world, characterizing them as almost alien beings. His invention of a new type of organism is supported by constructed Latin titles for his pieces and a story for how they are positioned in society.

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