A Study on the Idea of Materiality of New Media Art through Rethinking Kinetic Art

키네틱아트의 재조명을 통한 뉴미디어아트의 물질성에 대한 고찰

  • Song, Min Jeong (KyungHee University, Graduate School of Art& Fusion Design)
  • 송민정 (경희대학교 아트퓨젼디자인대학원)
  • Received : 2015.01.10
  • Accepted : 2015.03.20
  • Published : 2015.03.28


The development of technology has always been influencing the worldview of the time, and this has been embodied through artistic media and contents throughout history. This paper begins with an overview on how the notion of movement in art has developed with the juxtaposition of materiality and immateriality or the conversion between the two by rethinking Kinetic Art which was popularized in the mid-twentieth century in America and Europe. Then, this is compared with New Media Art which employs advanced digital media techniques to generate virtual images. New Media Art requires some kinds of physical mechanisms and space for the embodiment of virtual images to some extent. The coexistence of material and immaterial aspects of New Media art is investigated through the contextualization with certain aspects of Kinetic Art.


Digital Media Convergence;Materiality&Immateriality;Kinetic Art;Op Art;Media Art;Interactivity


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