In this year’s Da Vinci Creative Festival, ‘Sense of fonder’, for another new beginnings, we are to find the clue from ‘a sense of wonder from the inside’ which sticks to the basics. Therefore, we want to pay attention to various experiments of the young artists with inquisitive eyes, such as virtual reality, augmented reality, EEG, sound inter ace, participatory media skin and kinetic lights. In addition, we are to provide a forum for conversation with nationally and internationally renowned media artists who weare faithful constantly to their curiosity, developed new fields, such as the big data based emotional communication, robotics and media architecture, and provided audience with the sense of wonder while transcending the imagination and reality, the past and present.
Media art related to technology wouldn’t be able to overlook the disruptive innovation phenomenon which becomes increasingly clear. What we are talking about here is a new innovative technology which can completely change the existing market unlike the sustainable technology which mainly focuses on the performance improvement of the existing technology. Media art might prepare not the existing media art, but a completely new disruptive innovation. If so, we think that we should seek the driving force not in a new technology, but constantly in our own creative abilities which the curiosity from the inside can be transformed into a wonder. In this sense, we hope that ‘Da Vinci Creative : Sense of Wonder’ would be a precious time for us to seriously think about the preparedness for a new beginning.
—From Art Director DooEun CHOI