Line Segments Space

Kimchi and Chips


Projection, Nylon string, Code
7×4×2.7m 5minutes

Line Segments Space, a three dimensional web of digital-physical thread subtends a null space. Dynamic graphic forms are articulated into the physical volume by the material of the thread and the semi-material of the light, creating a rich sparse canvas. Itself, it hangs abstract and undefined, a set of thin positive elements entangling the dark negative space between. A 2D canvas is reduced from a surface piece into a line segment, but then constructed in another dimension, into a volume. Space becomes canvas. Light creates contrast and order on the lines to articulate digital matter. These digital forms inhabit the interconnected boundaries of space, segmenting visual mass into sprites, actors and scene. The visual gravity of the lines floods the null space between. Line segments the space in order to suggest a form which is completed by the digital light.
Kimchi and Chips continue to define new ways of drawing within their Digital Emulsion body of research, which exploits digital light as a semi-material to articulate digital visual mass into physical space, creating a liquid suspension of the imaginary within the physical realm. They create technology which paints into different dimensions, bringing new canvases and expanding the possibilities for artists to articulate form. These technologies become a corpus of code, offered without restriction on the internet. The code of Kimchi and Chips is adopted by other artists and corporations, spreading values and ideas implicit with the artists’ work into shared cultural idea space. Line Segments Space lives both as a dynamic gallery object, and as an encapsulation of the techniques as new computer code and tools on the internet. In this work, the artists principally reference Picasso’s light painting, and Reticuláre as of Gego who’s work offers a deep contemplation of the material and immaterial, time and space, origin and encounter, simplicity and complexity, and, art and technology. Developing technologies are introduced to further explore the intention of drawing into space.

Kimchi and Chips
Seoul-based art and design studio founded by Elliot Woods (UK) and Mimi Son (South Korea). They are known for discovering novel interactions involving people and media materials, discovering new technical and artistic paradigms. They formed in 2009 to combine the disciplines of code, form, material, concept and mechanism. They create installations and dialogues which have been exhibited Kunstruimte, Enschede Netherlands / september
The Creators Project, Seoul South Korea / september File Festival, Sao Paulo Brazil / july Athens Video Art Festival, Athens Greece / may Future Everything,
- 2016 ACC_Commission, Light Barrier Third Edition
- 2015 TEKTONICS, ACC, 483 Lines Second Edition
- 2015 Lunar Surface, TETEM Kunstruimte, Enschede Netherlands