Echo Navigo (Adult), (Scientific Name: Anmorome Istiophorus platypterus Uram)
Echo Navigo (Adult), (Scientific Name: Anmorome Istiophorus platypterus Uram)

The Echo Navigo lives near huge antenna in the city, and eats a variety of electric waves. Therefore, these electronic-beings have fins enabling them to fly through the flow of electric waves. During the daytime they can make their body transparent, and become nearly invisible.

These creatures were first found by a telephone engineer, who was trying to find the reason for the echo caused by the creatureʼs fast flight around radio antennae. The larvae of Echo Navigo were found nearby.

About U-Ram Choe

Inspired by the grandeur of the physical realm, from celestial bodies to earthly organisms, U-ram Choe’s complex kinetic sculptures combine delicate, otherworldly beauty with machines, motors, and steel. Choe’s shiny biomorphic forms flutter, glow, and breathe inside their metallic bodies, appearing both familiar and entirely alien. His 2010 exhibition entitled “Kalpa” featured the artist’s realization of an awe-inspiring night sky, a cosmos made out of lights, reflective surfaces, and glimmering jewel-like resin shapes suspended in a darkened gallery space.

Korean, b. 1970, based in Seoul, Korea

Group Shows on Artsy

2016
Odyssey: Navigating Nameless Seas, Singapore Art Museum (SAM), Singapore
2014
Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Signature Art Prize 2014, Singapore Art Museum (SAM), Singapore
2012