April 29 - May 12, 2022
Opening Reception: Friday, April 29, 6 - 8 pm
37-39 Clinton St., New York
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.