Cheonggyecheon Digital Garden – Cascading art with a newfound style
A visit to Seoul necessitates a quick jaunt to the Cheonggyecheon Stream, an 8.4 km long public recreation space with enchanting sights and sounds. Amidst the hustle-bustle of downtown Seoul, Cheonggyecheon is a sanctuary of delight and, with the coming of dusk, art.
Every evening between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., art installations called “Fractal Flowers” light up the Cheonggyecheon Digital Garden on a 12-meter by 4-meter wall along the embankment of the Cheonggyecheon Stream. Provocative and playful, these three-dimensional computer-generated “flowers” and “plants” of different geometric shapes and colors proliferate on the stone surface and are like virtual seeds that sprout, shrivel and interact with passersby.
Choreographed by Mexican artist, Miguel Chevalier, this award-winning installation uses 2 Christie Roadster S+20K projectors to portray these moving murals. Stacked Christie Roadster S+20K projectors provide 40,000 ANSI lumens of brightness and DLP® technology ensures the colors, shapes and lines of the images are clearly defined.