Suk Kyoung Choi is one of about 170 graduates from the Alberta College of Art and Design who is preparing to showcase their work at the annual Grad Show.

Choi will be showcasing her installation piece entitled see.saw during the exhibition, which runs from tomorrow to May 23.

“Participants experience a psychological re-mix of multiple time/space percepts through their physical presence in a virtual/manipulated reality,” Choi said.

Choi describes her work as an interactive environment in which a person enters down a L-shaped hallway that is draped in fabric over an aluminum structure.

Viewers then interact with two multi-touch computers to draw abstract forms, which traces their movements. There is also an audio element, which also traces their presence.

“I am interested in public expression and communication in my works,” said Choi.

“Hopefully many people come and experience this installation.”

The Grad Show features graduates from all 11 programs including ceramics, fibre, glass, jewelry and metals, drawing, media arts and digital technologies, painting, photography, print media, sculpture and visual communications designs programs.

“The work is created by all of our graduates,” said Anne Marie Dorland, director of communication at ACAD. “It is an opportunity to see some up-and-coming artists before they go into the world.”

Dorland said that this year, the artwork will not just be shown in the hallways as previous years, but in classrooms where students like Choi developed their work.

The Grad Show will have an opening reception tomorrow evening, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., where there will be speeches by some of the graduates along with drinks.

“It’s a great opportunity to meet some of the artists,” Dorland said. “They are really so talented.”

For a complete list and hours of operation, visit www.acad.ca.

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