The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning (MSIP) announced on January 16 that it will open a hologram music hall called Clive on January 18, in Dongdaemun’s Lotte Fitin. Clive is a music stage exclusively designed for displaying hologram shows of K-pop music.
The Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning and KT have altogether spent US$9.3 billion for this hall, which is 1652.9m2 and includes various digital exhibits as well.
A Digital Content Production company called District designed this site. District’s Kim dong-cheul said, “In order for Hologram to look realistic, the visual image must replicate the original image exactly. That way, it looks like the hologram image looks like it’s happening live.”
More than just a tool for displaying music, it has been developed by high-tech digital technology and was one of the 10 key areas that was announced by the MSIP as a long-term R&D project, with an investment of 4.3 trillion won (US$4 billion). An MSIP source said, “Pop artists have used hologram images in concerts before, but this is the first time that a concert hall has been exclusively designed for hologram concerts.”
A MSIP representative said that the hologram will be used as a tourist attraction. At the same time, it will be used as a showcase for exporting digital hologram content to Japan, China, and Southeast Asian countries.