“Sci-fi Miners”

Exhibition in South Korea

ExhibitionMay 15 2019 through July 18 20199 a.m. - 9 p.m.

“Sci-Fi Miners is a work designed by João Martinho Moura in the framwork of STARTS Residencies program as part of the STARTS initiative, based on the technological elements of the CritCat Project.

Exhibition Statement

The word ‘Confluence Point’ is created from the ‘confluence’, the intersection of two rivers with even width, and leads to the broader insight where two different ideologies unite. Art Center Nabi represents Joao Martinho Moura, the media artist, introducing Sci-Fi Miners (2019), a new experience on confluence point between science and art, and logic and idea, and discovering up-to-date possibilities at «Confluence Point», COMO&HAPPY SCREEN from May to July. Beyond the handiness and efficiency technology currently, possess, the experimental progress on Nanotechnology on the purpose of environmental preservation and sustainable growth, Sci-Fi Miners was born and came out to the world to bring the reproduction of invisible and insensible Nanoparticles to the life. This work consists of successive experimental progress, beginning with the seriousness of the Earth’s present environment condition, recognition of issues on rare natural resources’ preservation, to the necessity of discovery of alternative materials with the help of Nanotechnology. Using visual software such as an advanced electronic microscope, the artist shows the reproduction process from extracting the particle in visual material of various size, shape, and structure, to the data and images in artistic achievement. Especially virtual reality work helps the audience with better visual understanding and recognition of the given issues and leads them to the practical way to solve them. This exhibition will hopefully awaken the global environmental issue and bring great opportunities to numerous scenarios of future Earth while encountering the Sci-Fi Miners, a world of Nanotechnology. The artist Joao Martinho Moura, and the Art Center Nabi, we believe this will question all of us the actual meaning of ‘Confluence Point’ through pondering of our aim on new technology and the future.

Exhibition Venue & Open Hours

SKT-Tower, Euljiro 1-ga Exit no.4 / Daejeon SKT Dunsan Bldg
08:30 ~ 21:00

4F, SKbuilding, 26, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul
09:00 ~ 18:00

*Closed on weekends and public holidays
※ Temporary Closed during ISEA2019 : 10 JUNE – 28 JUNE

 Reservation is required for VR experience!

Dates available for VR :
(Tue) 7/2, 7/9, 7/16
(Thu) 5/30, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18

Time : 14:30 – 17:30 (Expected duration: 10min)
Venue : Art Center Nabi (4th fl. SK bldg, 26 Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul)

Reservation: https://forms.gle/iCvS7PN79bKTJik77

Entry Fee  Free

Organizer Art Center Nabi, SK Innovation, SKTelecom

Artist  João Martinho Moura

Exhibition Manager  HyeIn Jeon
Exhibition Curator  Heeyoon Choi
Exhibition Coordinators  Yeajin Cho, Yukyung Chung
Promotion  Soyoung Lim, Yukyung Chung 
Video Editing  HoMan Kwon
Video Transmission  HoMan Kwon
Design  Soyoung Lim
Exhibition Inquiry  02 2121 0949