U-Ram Choe, ‘Echo Navigo (Adult), (Scientific Name: Anmorome Istiophorus platypterus Uram)’, 2004, bitforms gallery
U-Ram Choe, ‘Echo Navigo (Adult), (Scientific Name: Anmorome Istiophorus platypterus Uram)’, 2004, bitforms gallery

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