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Art.CHI 2017

Interactive Media Works

A CHI2017 Exhibition

Breaking AndyWall

Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe projected on a big canvas. Several wooden hammers are used to smash the canvas, allowing participants to gradually break down the art piece.

Breaking AndyWall is an interactive art installation in which participants can destroy various art pieces that are socially considered as 'great art'. As participants enter the site, they find Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe projected on a big canvas. Several wooden hammers are on the floor, and by smashing the canvas with the hammer, participants can gradually break down the art piece. Through the same interaction, participants can destroy several famous artworks in transgressive but playful ways. This project provides an experiential space to contribute to the discussion on the dynamic roles of users in art and design. By invoking an actual experience of destruction and reconfiguration of iconic art pieces, this project challenges the understandings around creativity and design.

Leo (Laewoo) Kang
PhD candidate, Information Science, Cornell