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Changwon Biennale, Invited Artist- South Korea

By August 8, 2022No Comments

Here is a quick post on projects that are underway.  I’ve been invited to participate in the online exhibition of the Changwon Sculpture biennale, and I’m excited to offer these three renderings of my Water Projects.

 

Water is Life, Digital Rendering, Junam Reservoir, Changwon, South Korea

 

Water is Life, Digital Rendering, Junam Reservoir, Changwon, South Korea

 

Water is Life, Digital Rendering, Junam Reservoir, Changwon, South Korea

For more about the project, keep reading..

Water Projects

Artist Concept

For Changwon Sculpture Biennale 2022

 

The Water Project series of works is inspired by a metaphorical conversation on anthropogenic geodes, water conservation, and upcycling of consumer commodities.  Specifically, the series is investigating; the use of upcycling automobile windshields, a difficult to recycle product as it’s often a composite of glass and resin; making a totem to water politics, water is life, and in our modern world, it is increasingly being privatized and commodified, witness single use plastic water bottle consumption, extraction economies requiring vast amounts of public water, etc, etc; and finally, all these things combined to produced a totem to the Anthropocene for a future audience to discover.

In the context of the Changwon Biennale, imagining the sculpture to be visited via augmented reality suspended above the Junam Reservoir, immediately brings the conversation forward and proposes questions of what we are doing as a species in the contemporary moment to adapt to climate change, and how are we making the world a safer and better place for future generations of all life?

The following images are renderings exploring different material and fabrication strategies.

 

EcoInverted ICE, digital rendering, 2020, John K Melvin

 

EcoInverted H20, digital rendering, 2020, John K. Melvin

 

EcoInverted (Anthropogenic Geode), digital rendering, 2020, John K. Melvin

 

Thanks for all the support.  I’ll update this post as the Project advances…

 

 

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