Kimchi and Chips is a Seoul based art studio founded by Elliot Woods (UK) and Mimi Son (South Korea). The studio creates actions which superimpose material and immaterial modes of existence, suggesting new technical and artistic attitudes. These actions actualise fictional realities as physical experiences, often employing digital light and computation to manipulate physical space.

They formed in 2009 to combine the disciplines of code, form, material, concept and mechanism. Since then, they have created installations and dialogues which have been exhibited on four continents, developing natural interactions between people, nature and the possibilities of the digital network.

김치앤칩스는 런던과 서울에 둥지를 튼 디자인 아트 스튜디오입니다.

김치앤칩스는 사람, 사물, 자연, 그리고 테크놀러지 사이에 공존하는 "틈" 에서 보이지 않는 파장을 이해하고, 새로운 이야기를 만드는 것을 좋아하며, 다양한 문화에서 다양한 사람들과 이야기하는 것을 사랑합니다.

Elliot Woods

Elliot Woods is a digital media artist, technologist, curator, educator from Manchester UK. He creates provocations towards future interactions between humans and socio-visual design technologies (principally projectors, cameras and graphical computation). Towards this goal, Elliot co-founded Kimchi and Chips, an experimental art / design / technology studio based in Seoul. He is known for transforming a tree into an addressable array of voxels and for throwing augmented fireballs.

He is a curator of the ScreenLab Residency and ScreenLab Conference programmes, which develop digital media arts practice, and encourage the dialogue between digital and contemporary art cultures.

He applies his academic background in physics to produce sense-able interfaces with abstract systems, whilst applying a methodical approach to artistic enquiry.

Elliot is a contributor to the openFrameworks project (a ubiquitous toolkit for creative coding), and an open source contributor to the VVVV platform. His code is available open source and for free on GitHub.

Mimi Son

Mimi Son was born in Seoul where currently she lives and works. She remembers her vivid childhood fascinated by father’s painting and musical talent which led her into experimenting with materials and drawing.

An obsession with geometry and Buddhist philosophy inspires her to articulate space and time from various perspectives. This continuous experiment has allowed her to create installation that aims to depict an intersection of art and technology, material and immaterial, real and virtual, presence and absence.

Over the past decade she has worked as a designer, professor, storyteller, curator, and artistic director in various countries and institutions. She co-founded Kimchi and Chips with Elliot Woods in 2009.

She completed her master degree on Digital Media Art and Design at Middlesex University and Interaction Design at CIID. She is currently the Adjunct Professor at Ewha Womans University in Seoul and mostly working in her studio, Kimchi and Chips.


Selected Exhibitions

LIGHT BARRIER THIRD EDITION, Asian Cultural Center, Gwangju, June 2016
LUNAR SURFACE, Seoul Artspace Geumcheon, June 2016
483 LINES SECOND EDITION, ACT Festival, Gwangju, November 2015
LIGHT BARRIER SECOND EDITION, TodaysArt Tokyo, September 2015
LUNAR SURFACE, Bucheon Incinerator, July 2015
LIGHT BARRIER SECOND EDITION, STRP Biennale / Eindhoven, March 2015
483 LINES, From Moment To Moment / Jeju Museum of Art, Jeju, December 2014
LIGHT BARRIER, Signal Festival / Prague, October 2014
LINE SEGMENTS SPACE, LINK, Site Whanki_WAVE / Whanki Museum, Seoul, August 2014
LIGHT BARRIER, Da Vinci Creative 2014 / Gumcheon Art Factory, Seoul, September 2014
LIGHT BARRIER, SIGNAL Festival / Prague, October 2014
LINE SEGMENTS SPACE, Scopitone Festival / Nantes, September 2014
LIGHT BARRIER, New Media Night / Nikola-Lenivets Art Park, Russia, July 2014
LUNAR SURFACE, Open Studio_Friendship toward Strangers / Gumcheon Art Factory, Seoul, May 2014
LINE SEGMENTS SPACE, Resonate 2014 / Belgrade, April 2014
LIT TREE, Open Creativity Open World / Samsung COEX, Seoul, October 2013
LINE SEGMENTS SPACE, Da Vinci Idea Exhibition / Gumcheon Art Factory, Seoul, September 2013
LIT TREE, Lux Light Festival / Wellington New Zealand, June 2013
ASSEMBLY, Water Museum / Busan South Korea / 2012-Permanent
A JOURNEY DUBLIN, Hack the City, Science Gallery / Dublin Ireland, June 2012
LIT TREE, SIGGRAPH Asia / Hong Kong, December 2011
LINK, TETEM Kunstruimte / Enschede Netherlands, September 2011
LIT TREE, The Creators Project / Seoul, September 2011
LINK, File Festival / Sao Paulo Brazil, July 2011
LINK, Athens Video Art Festival / Athens Greece, May 2011
LIT TREE, Future Everything / Manchester UK, May 2011
LINK, Design Korea 2010 / Seoul, December 2010
A JOURNEY SEOUL & LONDON, Bains Numeriques #5, Enghien-les-Bains France, June 2010
A JOURNEY LONDON, Future Everything / Manchester UK, May 2010