Chroma VII is a large knotted form inspired by the connections between space, energy, and matter. It consists of 324 cells made of transparent polymers that constantly change colour and pattern when friction and pressure are applied by each kinetic movement. These cells undergo subtle changes, reflecting the fluxes in our Universe, producing an ever-changing spectacle.
As you observe Chroma VII, what do you notice? More than an optical change of light and colour, Kim’s artwork poses questions about the world of materials and the mysteries of Nature. It considers how invisible and imperceptible entities such as dark matter may influence an ever-changing Universe.
Chroma VII was commissioned by Arts at CERN for the exhibition Exploring the Unknown at the CERN Science Gateway, CERN's new education and outreach centre.
Yunchul Kim (b. 1970 in Seoul, South Korea) currently lives in Seoul. He is a transdisciplinary artist and a composer of music who is known for his intricate installations, drawings, soundscapes and writing. He was an artist in residence at Arts at CERN, CERN’s pioneering arts and science programme, in 2016. His innovative approach intertwines science, technology, philosophy and art, creating a unique tapestry of “mattereal” connections.