Inspired by the vibrant cityscape of Seoul, Delight is a new multimedia exhibition that combines visuals and sound to animate the cultural heritage and spirit of the Korean capital.
The show features 12 zones with over 25 stunning digital art installations that represent Korean deities, distinctive landmarks – from the iconic gate Gwanghwamun, the main gate of Gyeongbok Palace to the shopping district of Myeongdong – and contemporary cultural hubs.
Capturing the soul of Seoul
Created with director Younsook Im, the show spans a range of historical and cultural influences taken from 1,000 years of the city’s history. Curator of Delight Daehyung Lee, known for curating ‘CONNECT, BTS’ and the Venice Biennale Korean Pavilion in 2017, said: “Rooted in London’s historic backdrop, this exhibition transcends geographical boundaries, inviting diverse perspectives and effectively conveying the essence of Seoul and Korea to a global audience.”
Travelling through time and culture
Delight has been produced by Seoul-based Gyoungtae Hong, whose practice interweaves myths, symbols, architecture and technology to create new perspectives. Hong seeks to redefine the boundaries of traditional art and create immersive experiences that resonate with audiences. The result is an experience that’s both spectacular and Instagrammable.
A tapestry of tradition and technology
Each of the segments follows a different theme and uses different types of new media art. You will encounter an enchanting lantern display and a large scale moon sculpture, get lost into the modern and historic signs of Seoul, will find yourself fully engaged in the bustling streets of this city and learn about the guardian spirits and the Korean zodiac.
Seoul under the arches
The show takes place in the historic tunnels of Borough Yards underneath London’s Victorian railway. If you haven’t been there yet, the venue itself is a vibrant destination with the grand monumental arches which provide an ideal setting for mesmerizing and mysterious spirit of the Korean Delight.