ECIR, work in progress

‘지나간 생각, 다시 Passed Thoughts, Again’ is the second annual exhibition by the MAG (Media Artists Group) art students + artists group formed together with Penser – media art students group in Hongik University (Advisor: Younghui Kim) and 259 – art students group in Yensei University.   To contribute to their passionate exhibition, I presented one of my new work in progress project.

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ecir , 2016  – Data Art – Work in Progress

(Electronic Citation on Idealogical Rice)

What value does RICE represent to us today?

Rice used to be exchanged as a currency in old Korea.  People used to pay tax in bags of rice.  Rice is still sacred in this society and is commodity that is being protected from global market and holds political and economical idea and value.

With all the complexity what Rice represent in this culture, the artist is throwing an open question by contrasting the old currency (Rice) and the new currency (Bit Coin) and see its value and changes in relations to each other.

An artwork of a string full of rice in 1 Kg is representing the real-time value changes of one of the commodity, Rice in relation to the value of a Bit Coin that is being exchanged in market every minute.  The data algorithm calculates __Kg of rice which one Bit Coin can buy according to the market exchange values then display in different colors of lighting pattern based on its rises and fall.

in collaboration with DATA COOK team

 

 

Summer 2015 News

  1. Younghui speaks at ADStars 2015 – International Busan AD Festival at BEXCO (Busan, S. Korea)  2015.8.22. 11:30  She will be speaking about Wearable as Expressive Media for Advertising professionals.

2. Exhibition at L U C E R I U M (Gwangju National Museum of Science) 광주국립과학관  2015. 7.3 – 9.13

Younghui’s artwork, Scales(2014) is repaired and installed for the art and mathematics exhibition, “Keys and Mathematics” at the LUCERIUM (Gwangju, S. Korea).  This kinetic installation project is inspired by Fibonacci numbers and pinecone scales.   When the visitor blow one’s breath to the installed pole, the scales will open up.  Each scales are made of wooden veneer papers – hand folded by the artist.  The exhibition is open until Sept. 13th, 2015.

피보나치수열에 영감을 받아 제작된 인터랙티브 설치작품, 비늘(Scales, 2014)이 광주국립과학관에 초대되어 열쇠-수학체험전에서 전시를 하게 되었습니다.  본 작품은 244개의 목재종이를 접어 만든 설치물로써 입김을 불어 넣으면 살짝 열렸다 닫히는 설치물입니다.  광주국립과학관은 꽤 멋진 공간이며 다양한 상설전시가 있어서 아이들을 데리고 가기에 매우 유익한 장소인 것 같습니다.

repair work in progress - each scales are made of wooden veneer papers- hand folded.
repair work in progress – each scales are made of wooden veneer papers- hand folded.

3. BBC News Click Interview  aired in June, 2015 in UK & USA

The reporters from BBC has visited Korea for South Korea special episodes.  As their kindly request for an interview, we had a nice conversation at the Art Space Moon40 in the west village(서촌) area near Gyeongbokgung (The Palace.)

Here is the screen grab of the interview from UK version

A screen grab from BBC Click episode, June 2015
A screen grab from BBC Click episode, June 2015
Light RUNNING, 2013
Electronic Art, ‘Light RUNNING!’, 2013 by Younghui Kim

and there is the Persian version at youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH-zcIkY3uw&list=PLmdEvtplre63e0WSXI_RwwY5kLIE94mVU&feature=share

Enjoy~

Art.CHI 2015

Art.CHI 2015  Interactive Media Works

After two days of intense workshop on Art.CHI at CHI 2015 in Seoul last April, some of the art projects from this book were displayed as a part of Interactivity Exhibition at CHI.  Younghui has participated as one of the organizers of the Art.CHI workshop as well as coordinating the Interactive Art Exhibition.

Here is the link of the Art.CHI workshop.  http://art-chi.org/

and here is the link for the Art.CHI gallery online. http://art-chi.org/embodied-exhibit

For this full color hardcopy of this book, it is being sold at blurb.com.

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Younghui has also submitted her recent data art project, mood.cloud to the Art.CHI.  Below is an excerpt from the book.

The project, “mood.cloud” is an exploratory artistic display of data as art. Emotional status is something that forms and passes like a cloud in the air. What if an installation can hold and collect individual emotional statuses and displays how we all feel together in the same space? Will collective emotional awareness influence individual moods and vice versa?

For creating a certain mood, people often use lighting effects and colorful lights. When used on a large scale like with “mood.cloud,” lights are somewhat emotionally overwhelming and powerfully expressive. This project visualizes emotional status of people in twenty-four strings of LED lights: the bottom LED string refreshes to the color corresponding to the most recent input and it moves up as more updates occur afterward. Through this representation, one can reflect on the collective emotional status of the people in that space in a timely manner.

(from page 7 in the book Art.CHI 2015)

3D Printing & Art, curated exhibition by Savina Museum

3D Printing & Art, curated exhibition by  Savina Museum of Contemporary Art

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3D프린팅과 아트 (예술가의 새로운 창작 도구), 사비나미술관

2014.5.15 – 7.6   (사비나 미술관은 안국역, 종로경찰서 건너편, 종로우체국 옆에 위치해 있습니다.)

전시정보 Exhibition Information is at http://www.savinamuseum.com/kor/newsview.action?brdgb=NN&langb=KOR&brdidx=2964

Younghui is one of the participating artists for this very first 3D Print Contemporary Art exhibition at Savina Museum of Contemporary Art.  (Curatorial Director:  Jaeheon Kang 강재헌)  Younghui is displaying two artworks.  One is the digital drawing & the other is 3D printed artwork, titled ‘First Edition of Network (2014, 100 cm x 60 cm).

For this piece, the artist had her creative process using this new technology differently – instead of drawing in hands, she drew her drawing in computer then 3D-modeled from the finished digital drawing.  The digital drawing was 3D printed into the physical pieces to assemble.   This digital-to-analogue process felt almost like a traditional printmaking to her as each edition is slightly different in details influenced by physical condition as well as careful technical processes to final print.   The whole 3D printing process took about 3 months after the concept and the artist spent about a month to test print in various kinds of 3D printers and different settings.

With strong shadows created with these 3D printed patterns inspired from leaf vein may remind you of old narrow alleys, vein under skin, tree branches… which are all very related with network.

A part of the digital drawing of 'First Edition of Network' by Younghui Kim, 2014, Savina Museum of Contemporary Art
A part of the digital drawing of ‘First Edition of Network’ by Younghui Kim, 2014, Savina Museum of Contemporary Art

Artist Note:  본 작품은 디지털 드로잉에서 3D 물질로 프린트되고 굳어지는 과정에서 의도하거나 의도하지 않은 미세한 변화가 있을 것 이다.  그 변화도 하나의 작픔으로 포용해야 하는 거이 나와 이 작품의 관계이며 ‘네트워크’의 첫번째 에디션으로써의 미세한 Identity라고 할 수 있다.  2014년 봄

'First Edition of Network' by Younghui Kim, 2014, Savina Museum of Contemporary Art (3D Printed, 100 cm x 60 cm)
‘First Edition of Network’ by Younghui Kim, 2014, Savina Museum of Contemporary Art (3D Printed, 100 cm x 60 cm)

관련기사:  예술가, 3D프린터를 만나니 또다른 작품 세계가국내 최초 3D프린팅 기술 활용한 전시에 참여한 작가 류호열, 김영희 – 진달래 기자, 머니투데이  http://news.mt.co.kr/mtview.php?no=2014061709044249124&type=1&MLA

Artist, Portrait of The Aesthetic Soul

Exhibition, 아티스트, 그 예술적 영혼의 초상 (팰릭스가 만난 127인의 예술가)

Artist,Portrait of  The Aesthetic Soul : Book Release & Exhibition at Keum Bosung Art Center

Artist, 그 예술적 영혼의 초상 특별展 

한국 현대미술의 현장을 보다    금보성아트센터  2014_0317 ▶ 2014_0329

아티스트, 그 예술적 영혼의 초상
아티스트, 그 예술적 영혼의 초상  (맨 오른쪽에서 세번쨰 줄)
평창동 금보성 아트센터, (in the middle) ‘RUN in Trio’ by Younghui Kim

 

Younghui Kim in front of 'RUNNING!' ,  The Book by Felix Park
Younghui Kim in front of ‘RUNNING!’ , The Book by Felix Park
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Signing the book where her portrait is.

26년간 미술책의 출판만을 고집해 온 도서출판 재원에서 Felix Park의 예술가 사진집 ‘아티스트, 그 예술적 영혼의 초상 – 펠릭스가 만난 127인의 예술가’란 제목의 책이 한글과 영문으로 출간되었습니다.   This book by the curator, Felix Park is both in English and Korean.

아래는 주최측의 안내글 입니다.

저희는 이번 작업에서 회화, 사진, 설치, 비디오, 조각, 퍼포먼스 등 예술의 전 분야에서 왕성한 활동을 보이는 한국의 대표 작가 분들을 한권의 책에 담을 수 있다는 것이 참으로 즐거웠습니다. 이런 기회도 쉬운 일이 아닐 것입니다. 작업 내내 이런 작가 분들을 책에만 담고 그치기에는 아쉽다는 여운이 진하게 남았습니다. 하여 이 책에 실린 작가 분들을 금보성 아트센터와 더불어 지면이 아닌, 작품으로 다시 한 번 초대하여 ‘아티스트, 그 예술적 영혼의 초상 특별전’이란 타이틀로 미술 전시회를 개최합니다. 다양한 작가가 참여하는 이번 전시는 분명 한국 현대미술의 지난 역사와 현재를 통찰할 것이고 미래를 가늠하는 작업이며, 또한 한국 현대미술의 현주소를 가장 확실하게 보여 주는 현장이 될 것입니다.