EU European Commission - Global Gateway
The Open Book
European Commission - Global Gateway
October - November, 2022
University of Bucharest, Romania
Solaris Mall Center, Tallinn, Estonia
University of Milan, Italy
Universidad Autonoma De Madrid, Spain
City Hall Square, Copenhagen, Denmark
IGG Malzfabrik mbH, Berlin, Germany
The Global Gateway Metaverse
Jin Choi and Thomas Shine
Anton Der Kinderen
Education should be accessible to everyone. Education brings equality. The project poses a question; how do we achieve this together?
The project pulls you to enter; opening the blank and glowing pages of the book. The touch of a finger on the page prompts the reaction on the book*. Your interaction with the blank page is being communicated. Against glowing blank page, the presence and the interaction of audience are the part of the artwork, being staged as if in a shadow play, as a symbol of an illuminating book open to everyone to be enlightened.
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Sketches for The Open Book: Multiple views showing possible arrangements of multiple books
Anyone can enter and open the glowing pages. The very act of opening the book, our engagement in making a difference is an important part of the message of the project.
By opening the book and turning the pages, the spaces in between become passages or sometimes small rooms to gather. Our exploration in the landscape of the book symbolizes our journey to knowledge, through which we can come closer to more equal and brighter society.
Photo credit: Gilbert Garcin
Sequential view from
Global Gateway Metaverse
Seven European countries brought together by art. The EU’s Campaign through public art launched in real space as well as in virtual space. The Metaverse in Global Gateway provides a platform for experiencing digital exhibition in virtual space while exploring urgent questions Europe is facing together; climate, connectivity, health, and education.
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