Here's What You Missed At The Creators Project: Seoul 2012

<p>On September 21-23, we brought enthralling installations, panels, artist talks, and one unforgettable night of music to the Zaha Hadid-designed Dongdaemun Design Plaza.</p>

A week before our weekend-long Seoul event, we hosted the exclusive South Korean premiere screening of the LCD SOUNDSYSTEM film SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS. After the film, fans feverishly danced the night away to an DJ set from the former frontman himself, James Murphy.

Then, last weekend, we officially kicked off our annual event at the Zaha Hadid-designed Dongdaemun Design Plaza. Inside the urban hub we set up shop with an engaging mix of interactive installations, stimulating panels and workshops, and Saturday night’s all-star music line-up.

Chris Milk’s The Treachery of Sanctuary

Having toured worldwide to all of our events this year, Chris Milk's The Treachery of Sanctuary highlighted the possibilities of interaction with an uncanny elegance. Three gigantic triptychs and motion-sensing Kinects transformed visitors silhouettes’ into flocks of birds with beautiful flapping wings.

Intel Labs and Social Print Studio’s #Creators Live

In #Creators Live, visitors watched and manipulated their Instagram photos in real time with the aid of Kinect sensors. While scrolling through all our 2012 event photos, visitors added their own photos and could categorized them as they wished.

Thanks to the unusually warm weather in Seoul, event-goers lingered in the gardens on their way to the Design Gallery that housed works from Everyware and Yang Yongliang. Matt Pyke’s large-scale projection of disintegrating dancers, Supreme Believers, moved alongside them on their way over.

Matt Pyke’s Supreme Believers

Everyware’s Levitate. Photo by Solne Lee.

Everyware's Levitate, composed from 49 clear pipes and black ping pong balls, tested the laws of gravity through subtle, smooth movements. The gorgeous, sleek installation gauged the movements of viewers and responded in undulating, wave-like motions.

Everyware’s Levitate. Photo by Solne Lee.

Yang Yongliang’s The Day of Perpetual Night

Visitors gazed into Yang Yongliang's hypnotic monochrome cityscape, The Day of Perpetual Night. This nine-minute video loop illustrated an insanely-intricate contemporary Chinese landscape.

3rd Line Butterfly

DJ Andow started off the festivities on Saturday afternoon leading into a resurrection of post-modern grunge from Seoul's original indie band 3rd Line Butterfly.

DJ Soulscape

Returning for the second time since our first Seoul event, DJ Soulscape got the crowds jumping to an eclectic set of funk and soul vinyl.

After Nosaj Thing's first appearance since his premiere tour in Korea a few years ago, K-pop’s most popular girl group 2ne1 and Korean rapper Drunken Tiger rocked the stage.


Drunken Tiger, Photo by Solne Lee.

Drunken Tiger

Late into the night, Idiotape kept the crowds in an electronic hypnosis.


All photos by after1201 unless otherwise noted.