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Abigail Chang contributes to Seoul Biennale

Abigail Chang

Visiting Assistant Professor Abigail Chang contributed the work Skeuomorphic Screens to the Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, which opened September 16. The project examines screens as “architectural elements that singularly translate apertures, portals, and reflections.”

From the project description:

Functioning as a window, the screen’s familiar flatness produces an opaque void, slipping into our domestic spaces. The screen could render the view of a landscape, transmitting bytes to a glass surface, or be read as the hollow opening of a hearth. It could be suspended above a place to lie down, allowing one to look up into a virtual cloud, beyond the boundaries of enclosure. Folding into the crevice as a vanity mirror, the screen could flicker on, replacing one’s reflection with the digital projection of a camera aperture.

The biennial’s theme is Crossroads: Building the Resilient City, and the exhibition remains on view through October 31. For more information, visit the Seoul Biennale website.

Photo credit: Hanul Lee