April 29 - May 12, 2022

Opening Reception: Friday, April 29, 6 - 8 pm

Yongshin Cho

X-box Story

37-39 Clinton St., New York

ABOUT

New York, NY- Space 776 is pleased to present X-box Story – a conceptual installation by South Korean artist Yongshin Cho.

 

What might life look like on a near-uninhabitable planet? What is the role of the body within the digital realm? How might the concept of free will manifest in cyberfutures? Yongshin Cho’s X-box Story reconciles with ecological anxieties by offering an antidote to alienation rooted in Virtual Reality technology.

 

By likening the wooden box to a Virtual Reality cave, Cho prompts viewers to consider their individual relationships to human determinism. Each box symbolizes a human life; a dioramic miniature. Fastened with hidden audiovisual devices, each box contains characters that slowly reveal memories that once amounted to an individual's consciousness. They confess their past grievances, reveal what brought them here, and discuss their destiny yet to come. X-box Story provides a dual visitor experience that postulates life outside of time and space while transforming viewers into avatars that navigate Cho’s virtual world. 

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INSTALLATION VIEWS 

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Yongshin Cho is a media artist who has worked in both Paris and Seoul. After receiving his BA in painting from Hongik University, Seoul, in 1985, Mr. Cho went on to earn his BA and Master's degrees in Fine Arts from Université Paris-VIII. In 1995, Cho was invited as one of the seven media artists, along with Nam June Paik and Bill Viola, to the 15th International Video and Multimedia Art Festival Video-Formes 1995 at Clermont-Ferrand. His work was reviewed by Jean-Paul Pargier in the Tubulance Video and Art Press magazine. Yongshin Cho was invited to participate in numerous solo and group exhibitions and received the Grand Prix by the Salon de Grigny, France (1994), the Grand Prize by the Hub City of Asian Culture, Gwangju, Korea (2010), and many other accolades.