Kimchi and Chips: Halo

08 – 27 Jun 2018
The Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

Inviting audiences to look at one of London’s favourite public spaces through a new magical lens.

Anglo-Korean artist duo Kimchi and Chips has been commissioned by Somerset House to create a new installation for its neoclassical courtyard. Around 200 mirrors will reflect the light of the sun through the mist of Somerset House’s famous fountains to ‘draw’ a shape of light suspended in the air. Bringing the sun down to earth will depend entirely upon the light of the day, creating an experience which constantly appears and disappears. 

Kimchi and Chips: Halo follows the tradition of large-scale, open-air works over the spring-summer season at Somerset House, with former installations including Ai Weiwei's Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads and John Gerrard's Western Flag.

Halo is co - commissioned by Arts Council Korea and Arts Council England Joint Fund and 2017 Gwangju Design Biennale.  Presented by Somerset House with the Korean Cultural Centre UK .