digital aura
Open Media Art Festival,
The Oil Tank Culture Park
Seoul, Korea
9-12 September 2022


Directors/Curators
Seungah Lee & Jyeong-Yeon Kim (Korea)

Guest Curators
Daechan Heo (Korea), Pelin Uran (Turkey),
Wu Dar-Kuen (Taiwan)


Participating Artists
Atom&Bits, TeamVOID, Sungseok Ahn, Byung Seok Choi, JiYoon Chun, Seokwhan Chun, Joonseo Haam, Kihoon Jung, Hyungjoong Kim, Tae-Eun Kim, Joo Haeng Lee, Seol Lee, Chiwook Nho, Jeongho Park, Jaeho Yoon (Korea), Yeo Shih Yun (Singapore), SU, Wu Chi-Yu, Chen Wan-Jen, Cheng Hsien-Yu, Huang Wei-Hsuan (Taiwan), Sabrina Ratté, Francois Quévillon, Le Désert Mauve (Quebec, Canada) Ozan Atalan, Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Pinar Yoldas(Turkey), Tiri Kananuruk (Thailand), Andreas Schlegel(Germany)

The development of digital media technology, which is changing rapidly today, has influenced human senses in various forms. Along with the gaming industry, VR (Virtual Reality), Augment Reality (AR), Mixed Reality (MR), XR (Extended Reality), Haptic technology, etc. stimulate new human senses that have not been experienced before and further enable new communication within expanded virtual space. In addition, the emergence of not only humans but other species (robots, machines, artificial intelligence, etc.) in this environment and ecosystem has enabled the expansion of natural movement from physical space to wider environments, as well as physicalization and immersion. This is the experience of a digital aura, and communication, relationship, and interaction between humans and objects will certainly be the basis for a change differently from before the digital age. And with technological advances, the object of experience will evolve and expand from images, photographs, images, text, etc. to what we cannot imagine. Humanity, which had gone on pilgrimage to the Holy Land in search of an aura of artwork and spiritual experience, is evolving into a new humanity in the digital media world, creating a new pattern of culture and creating a new paradigm called "digital aura."

Photos by OMAF