Insane public art installation mimics waves ready to crash down on people below


An attention-demanding public art installation in South Korea depicts angry waves ready to burst from their digital confinements and onto unsuspecting viewers walking down below.

The display, aptly titled “WAVE,” is a massive anamorphic illusion currently projected on the SMTown Media Facade on the outer walls of K-Pop Square’s SMTown Coex Artium, a shopping mall in the posh Gangnam district of capital city Seoul.

The projection is accompanied by a loop recording of crashing water, resulting in a scarily realistic tidal wave that looks like it could actually tear through the screens and wreak havoc on the city.

The facade, which is made up of multiple, massive curved Samsung screens, measures approximately 265-feet wide and 65-feet tall, making it the largest high-definition outdoor advertising screen in the country, according to the Korea Herald.

It is typically used to publicize artwork, along with K-pop videos and other advertisements.

This particular work of art was created by D’strict, a Korean design company that specializes in creating “innovative, space-based user experiences,” according to its website.

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