Rapid advance of science and technology benefited human with more convenient and affluent life, yet brought about social problems as well. Choi Han Jin explores the discourses on scientific development and social changes through the concept of ‘cyborg’, a hybrid of humanity and technology. Throughout the artist’s oeuvre, a cyborg represents modern time and suggests prediction of future.
The ‘cyberpunk’ series visualizes the interaction between the humanity and technology. The text, symbols and lights that reference evolution of communications technology are incorporated into ready-made helmet or gas mask which resembles the human head. Furthermore, the helmet motif addresses human’s response to current environmental pollution―exhaust gas emission, radioactive matter, global warming― caused by scientific development.