Open your eyes. What color do you see? In general, colors vary depending on the frequency of light. Now close your eyes for a few seconds. What color did you see? There was no light, so you probably only saw darkness. Here are two exhibitions that show the opposite view of “colors”.
Museum of Colors
The first exhibition is ‘Museum of Colors’. In this pop-up museum, color is itself a work and the theme. Visitors will become travelers to the color kingdom and tour a total nine rooms. Some of the rooms express the color diversity particularly well. Let's take a look at the Black Square, Color Universe, and Sky Island where CAH recently traveled.
Black Square-Invitation of the Queen
The first room is the Black Square. Black is the color that completely absorbs the all visible light. Therefore, black, called the Queen of Colors, is chosen to begin the exhibition. The queen's square is hung with pictures of beautiful colors. It is the work of Russian photographer Christina Makeeva, who has 700,000 Instagram followers. In each picture, a model is wearing a beautiful dress, a combination of colors that show the colors of nature. The dress of ‘Sleeping Beauty in Ice Cave’ has dark blue color and expresses the depth and shimmer of Lake Baikal, the place in the picture. In ‘Bud of the Desert,’ a red dress is on the red desert sands, as if the dress is a red flower.
Color Universe-Pantone's Color Manual
You may have heard of the Marvel Universe. The Marvel Universe is a series of films based on Marvel Comics. Here, there is a “Color” Universe in ‘Museum of Color’. Color is not a single field, but a world which has various fields such as fashion, digital art, and architecture. It is Pantone that studies these colors. Pantone is a company that operates Pantone Matching System (PMS), a system that gives a serial number to different colors. Currently, it is recognized as a color language in various fields such as visual arts and fashion. In this room, you can look at the colors of the Pantone, as well as the color combination guide or color of the year they have chosen. Perhaps if you look at the numerous color manual that Pantone has analyzed, you will be amazed. Oh my Gosh, there are so many colors!
Sky Island-All the Blue in the World
What color are the sky and the sea? Before you simply answer “blue”, look at the sky and the sea that Scottish painter Lynn Douglas shows. They have different colors depending on the time and place. Although both are sea, the color of the beach at dawn in ‘Twilight Blue’ and the color of the sky, sea and sand in ‘The Breath of the Sea’ are different. The subtle difference in light makes tens of thousands of blues.
Dialogue in the Dark
Let's travel into the complete darkness this time. To see the color, you will use a different method than before. Instead of simply relying on vision, you will feel color with a sense other than your eyesight. Visitors set out on their way in the dark as travelers. They are only allowed a stick and the voice of the Road Master, who helps to guide the way. At first, you will feel suffocated by the pitch darkness. You may have no choice but to take off your mask, which you were wearing to avoid the new corona virus, because you are stifled by tension. As time passes, however, you become more and more comfortable and will be able to focus on things other than light. The sense of the patting with your hands, the sound of the surroundings, the taste left on the tip of your tongue, and the smell of the things left in your hands are what replace our eyes. As you go on your trip, you may feel that the trees you touch are softer than you thought, or that the grass you are treading is really more bulky than you expected. Normally, you would just pass them by, but this time, you'll dwell on everything.
We often say ‘Seeing is believing’. This is because people generally receive about 80 percent of their external information through eyesight. That means we rely heavily on vision above the other four senses. But as you travel in the dark, you can close your eyes for a while. When you open your eyes, everyone will sense each object the same way. However, the colors you feel with your eyes closed will be different. The wooden chair that you touch now may be dark brown for you, and light ivory for someone else. Aren't you curious about the world you'll see in the endless darkness?
There are many colors in the world. We looked at two exhibitions with different perspectives on the diversity of these colors. The ‘Museum of Colors’ focuses on the diversity of colors that is sensed visually, and ‘Dialogue in the Dark’ shows the diversity of colors that is felt in the utter darkness. Colors are no longer determined only by the frequency difference of light. Whether you close your eyes or open your eyes, the very color you see will be the one you imagine!
<Museum of Colors>
Hours: 10:00~19:00 (No Performance on Monday)
Place: S Factory
Ticket Prices: Adults 15,000 won/ Teens (13 years old~18 years old) 12,000 won/ Children (3 years old~12 years old) 8,000 won
<Dialogue in the Dark>
Dates: 2010.01.20~Open Run
Hours: Weekday 11:00~20:00/Weekends 10:00~19:00 (No Performance on Monday)
Place: Bukchon Dialogue in the Dark
Ticket Prices: Adults 30,000 won/ Kids 20,000 won
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