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Boston Cyberarts is pleased to present Displays of Affection, an exhibition of work from students in the Digital + Media graduate program at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Airpocket, by Youngin Sa, questions the reductive nature of the broadcast television and the false hope it creates. The multimedia installation reveals the complex dimensional reality behind a flattened video image.

The artists in this exhibition include: Yuhe Yao, Yunha Lee, Zeyu Ren, Stewart Copeland, Youngin Sa, Natthakit Liewpairat, Yu-Ting Huang, Peter Rogers, Anna Gensler, Sultan Thahir, Lingzi Zheng, Joe Winograd, Bang Luu and Xiaohan Li.


Displays of Affection
Date: 2-4, March 2018

Daily Press
review by Karen Lean
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This project is based on the incident occurred in Korea, 2014. When ferry Sewol sank into the ocean in 2014 in South Korea, not the situation was fine, but at least I saw people alive, which was the only thing we hoped since everyone outside expected them to be rescued. All the police, Marines, people, and the whole social system was aware of the situation before Sewol sank into the ocean entirely, I thought there was a chance to fix this disaster. The thing I remember at that time is the surrealistic feelings and certain words repeated among narrations such as Air Pocket. Though a number of survivors did not count on more from a certain point, stayed the same, still, all of the television channels were broadcasting about the possibility of survival based on the air pocket. TV screen was describing what air pocket is by using various CG images and 3D rendered videos. It last about more than 5 to 8 hours with same footage kept playing, which was the time none of the progress on rescue was achieved. And the last count of survivors I saw at the beginning of the sink was all.