Hunter Janos & Narae Kim

The Fog Knows is an immersive and physically interactive light projection installation made by projecting animation through fog so that they form moving sculptural pillars, beams, and walls of multi-color light in a space. Experimenting with motion-capture, light sculpture, techniques in animation, projection, and interactive installation, ‘The Fog Knows’ is a highly interdisciplinary project, revealing Hunter and Narae's exploratory aesthetic as a collective - sensitive to color, tone of motion, translucencies and opacities, which lends a certain quality of perception. The title, “The Fog Knows” comes from the message of the piece- how Fog is perspectiveless, and is therefore not limited. If only we could be more like the fog, and slowly become more and more one with the environment that we reside in, and therefore more aware of it.

The performance/installation is a collaborative project between two artists from different parts of the world- Hunter Janos, Afro-Hungarian queer experimental artist, and Narae Kim, Korean visual artist based in Los Angeles. Narae Kim is a visual artist who creates interactive experiences that tune in to the emotional resonance of objects, medium and individuals. Her work experiments the boundary of interactive art and technology as a founding executive at Tamadé, a data-driven virtual reality company. Her recent VR short film 'Pippa's Pan' (Art Director) was showcased at Cannes Film Festival 2017. Hunter Janos is an artist, designer, and inventor who combines mediums to create animated films, sculptures, music, paintings, and other works that have a focus on shifting perspective and cultivating innovative thought. They have showcased their original work at the Museum of Modern Art, on Adult Swim, The US Capitol Building, and in film festivals across the globe. Hunter is currently completing degree in experimental animation at CalArts, and is leading in development on an device that allows the wearer to see in all directions at once.

Performance date and time: 
Saturday, October 7th, 2017,
5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Produced by FLOOD in partnership with:

Arts Council for Long BeachMillworksPort of Long BeachIce House Arts Complex Long BeachLong Beach Community FoundationWork Evolution Laboratories