Collide International Award 2016
South Korean Yunchul Kim's work focuses on research towards new materiality, the artistic potential of fluid dynamics and metamaterials (photonic crystals) and especially on the context of magnetohydrodynamics. His works have been shown internationally including ZKM, Germany; Ars Electronica, Austria; International Triennial of New media art, China; VIDA 15.0, Spain; Transmediale, Germany; ISEA, Germany; and New York Digital Salon, amongst others.
He has received grants from renowned institutions and organizations such as Ernst Schering Foundation, Edith-Russ-Haus for Media Art. Having taught in several academic institutions, Kim was the chief researcher of the research group Mattereality at the Transdisciplinary Research Program at the Korea Institute for Advanced Study. He is a member of the art and science project group Fluid Skies as well as Liquid Things, an artistic research project at the Art and Science Department of the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria.
In 2016, Kim was awarded with the Collide International Residency Award, a partnership programme between Arts at CERN and FACT Liverpool followed by a two-month residency at CERN as well as one month at FACT for development of his project Cascade.
Cascade explores matter by capturing the pattern of muons: i.e. electrically charged subatomic particles. Highlighting the patterns of movements and reactions from invisible particle collisions in physical reality, Kim explores fluidity as a means of investigating inside materials, and the particular condition of matter.
Cascade (2018) has been exhibited in Broken Symmetries, an international touring exhibition at FACT, Liverpool (2018); CCCB, Barcelona (2018) ; iMAL, Brussels (2020); National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung (2020); Kumu, Tallinn (2020-2021); Le Lieu Unique, Nantes (2021).