Samalu is an artistic installation about mountain myths from Austria and Korea. Mountainous countries like Korea and Austria have a special relationship to their mountains. In Austria wise woman called the “Salige”, with knowledge of the mountains and special powers over the weather used to help hikers in the mountains. They were also protectors over the mountains and furious towards the ones who did not respect the nature. Today the “Salige” can only be found in the mountain myths and tales. Through history in Korea the presence of the mountains has been important and the “San-shin” mountain spirits protect them. Active mountain worship still exist in Korea and this can be considered as an important cultural heritage.
WRO MEDIAART BIENNALE, Wroclaw/Poland.
ArtsIT 2013, Milano/Italy (Exhibition Demo).
SIGGRAPH ASIA, Singapore.
AR FESTIVAL, Paiju/South Korea (as video documentation).
PLAYING ON, Seoul/South Korea (as video documentation).
CONTEMPORARY ART RUHR, Ruhr/Germany.
CLOSER&CLOSING, Seoul/South Korea (as video documentation).