Buk Seoul Museum of Art

NERIRI KIRURU HARARA traces the process through which the living body, especially the human one, escapes from the selfish gene and transforms into biofact?technoscientifically created man-made living beings.?It also attempts to deconstruct the concept of normalcy and the existing languages that pressure those marginalized by society, including the disabled and the children.

Buk Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA Buk Seoul), situated in the northeastern part of Seoul, was designed as a community-centered museum and established itself as an exhibition space, playground and learning center familiar to local adolescents, college students and family visitors. From the Children's Gallery of SeMA Buk Seoul, NERIRI KIRURU HARARA questions the myths of innocence and naivet? associated with childhood as well as the firm belief in progressive schooling and enlightenment. It attempts to combine media technology and the human being from diverse angles, in terms of both extensions of the body and complements to the mind. Prosthesis design, metamorphosis animation, low-tech energy produced by human-machine alliance and three-dimensional essays juxtapose those multiple angles following a science/speculative fictional orientation.

Uncertainty School takes place from August in SeMA Buk Seoul’s Community Gallery, bringing together young artists and activists who explore the relationship of art, technology and disability. Through workshops and seminars, Uncertainty School promotes alternative perceptions of digital technology and encourages artistic creation, while aiming at “unlearning” the social exclusion and discrimination we’ve learned unconsciously. Taeyoon Choi, who organized Uncertainty School, understands unlearning as a way of investigating "potentialities that cannot be expressed with language from the world of certainties."

NERIRI KIRURU HARARA understands SF as both science fiction and speculative fiction. It follows the premises of speculative fiction, in that rather than concentrating on a strict description of the development of technology and media, it expands introspection and experimentation towards future societies and projects possible futures of the current world and humanity. However, it also respects the principles of science fiction in that it creates specific scenes of the future as well as critical devices for the present by equipping itself with philosophical logic and scientific systems. Without avoiding the abstract layer of speculative fiction or excluding the popular cultural implications of science fiction, it seeks to ask and answer what fiction created by art actually is.