Krista Kim

No. 707 v.8a

Algorithmic painting in 4K resolution intended for large screen display. Digital Zen. I feel that our society needs an antidote to the relentless disruption to the relentless distraction that social media is causing. We are bombarded with thousands of messages every day on our screens, and most of the time these messages are used to exploit us or to manipulate us. I wanted to use the light of our screens to create a sublime experience. When I lived in Tokyo I would walk in the middle of the city where there is constant activity and congestion in the streets, I would end up on a side street and I would discover a hidden Zen garden and this garden was a vacuum of positive energy. The intention was to create a meditative space, a space of stillness and contemplation. Just outside of the garden limits was a bustling city. I would marvel at this phenomenon of the intention to create a space that is meant for mindfulness and I wanted to create that same experience digitally as a digital Zen garden.