Everlasting Blink at the Royal College of Art, London (2024)  

Exhibition: Everlasting Blink
Location: Royal College of Art, London
Dates: 07/03/2024
Curator: Nancy Whiston
Collaborative installation created by: Yidan Kim (Olfactory Artist), Mingyes (Textile Artist), Vaishakhi Wasnik (Sound Designer), Wei Zhang (Product Designer) and Isabel Merchante (Visual Artist).

“Everlasting Blink” invites viewers to delve into the intricate interplay between physical reality and the intangible emptiness of digital space. Crafted deliberately to evoke an atmosphere both foreign and enigmatic, this exhibition immerses visitors in a multi-sensory experience designed around a scent that "embodies darkness", engaging sight, through a dark light atmosphere; sound, through an immersive sound piece and touch, introducing textiles and textures. 

Within this unknown setting, participants are prompted to physically engage with the artwork to prompt perpetual transition, unravelling the complexities of their own digital identities. Through interactive engagement, visitors become active participants, drawing upon their imagination and memory to create meaning within this fluid interstice.

By fostering introspective exploration, “Everlasting Blink” invites visitors to contemplate the ever-evolving relationship between humans and their digital counterparts. Through this immersive and thought-provoking experience, the exhibition seeks to illuminate the intricate dynamics of our existence in the digital age, ultimately inviting viewers to reflect upon their place within this complex interplay of physical and digital realities.