Here is an exhibition news in March!
K11 Art Space in Hong Kong has invited Younghui’s wearable art piece, ‘Gravity of Light’ for their exhibition, ART. FAB. LAB.
Wearable Hackathone at Art Center Nabi June 23-27th, 2014
Younghui Kim + Sanghwa Hong, Kyungmi Kim, Kwanu Park
As Younghui was invited to participate this 5-day Wearable Hackathone from Art Center Nabi, she has teamed up with 2 other artists and a student.
웨어러블 해카톤 드레스 IT 업 Nabi Wearable Hackathone, Dress IT up (this link is in Korean)
Below is a good article regarding the Nabi Wearable Hackathone, ‘ Dress IT up’ in English.
‘Where Fashion Meets IT: Final Presentation at Kormore.com
웨어러블 해카톤 Day 1:
First day, the team had a brainstorm session. We exchanged ideas on communication in our society. What it means and how do we communicate here. This idea naturally went on to the social drinking culture and how it is deeply related to communicate with each other. Therefore the team came up with two different ideations of wearable that expresses and communicate during social drinking environment. We listed out all the necessary materials and electronic parts and sketched interaction design. We researched different alcohol sensors and RGB LEDs and servo motors. We are to create one male jacket and woman’s top.
2nd day was spent mostly for the material search and finding. Experimenting with various papers to used as a diffuse LED lights and expand easily with kinetic movement of parts. We tried different paper folding techniques and creating different fabric using rice paper with iron-on fabrics. No perfect solution yet.
웨어러블 해카톤 Day 3:
We divided a team for two outputs. I’ve focused on femaile kinetic dress to design, sew & integrate electronics and etc. Kyungmi & Kwanu focused on the male jacket.
We were almost there. I had a last minute vision on how to solve paper folding LED diffusion solution and how to construct the shoulder movement and sewed sensors at the collar already.
웨어러블 해카톤 Day5: Final Presentation
With overwhelming number of guests, we had presented the alcohol responsive dress + jacket to express Korean social drinking setting.
Here are photos of the result and see the project page for video and description.
Wearables and Material Talk at Soft Lab at ITP, NYU (Nov 15th, 2012)
In the middle of my visiting fellowship at Cornell, I stop by New York City to talk at the Soft Lab in the ITP floor where I wanted to talk most among my home community!
The Soft Lab is cozy and people were busy with their ITP Sprint Show but, it turned out great and heated with their interests!
October has kicked in with busy but, very exciting schedule!
Cornell University Oct 17th, 2012 Wednesday 10 am
As a visiting artist/scholar at Cornell Unviersity (thanks to the invitation from Dr. Geri Gay & Leo Kang at Information Science,) Younghui participated at The Breakfast Talk on Wearable Art (shorter concise version) at Information Science Department at Cornell University. There were good group of audience made of BFA students to PhD candidates and professors from both Fine Art School and Information Science School. She has presented some of her wearable projects and her inspiration and interests in old and new smart materials. The room had a great energy and she has received great feedback from everyone.
Younghui had scheduled a three day trip to Chicago on the way to Ithaca, NY and Insook Choi from Columbia College of Art has invited her to give a special talk at Creative Technologies Forum in front of members of the provost office, faculty and students from Art + Design Dept, Fashion Studies, Product Design Dept. Younghui gave one hour presentation on her teaching method, philosophy as well as presented selective wearable projects. She had a very heated Q & A session with positive feedback and idea.
Media City Seoul 2012, Da Vinci Creative Technology Art exhibition,
Younghui’s new wearable art project, ‘Gravity of Light’ 3D printed textile wearable hat is finally completed three months after her team got a Da Vinci Creative Grant funded by Seoul Foundation of Art and Culture & Art Space Guemcheon. This exhibition was held with Media City Seoul 2012 (Seoul Media Art Biennale) from Sept 10th – October 9th, 2012
“Gravity of Light” – Interactive Wearable using 3D printed smart textile
What if light on the surface of the wearable textile behaves like it has
gravity… It started with this simple idea of light having gravity like water.
“Gravity of Light” is a wearable technology art made of 3D printed smart textile that displays the wearer’s natural movement of head such as tilting. With embedded custom designed electronic circuitry in a hat, light pixels move on the surface of the hat flowing toward titled direction.
This project was funded by Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, Seoul Art Space GEUMCHEON as apart of 2012 Da Vinci Idea Competition Grant. Also supported by Hongik University WCU Digital Media Public Art Lab (R32-20067)
Copyright 2012, Younghui Kim/ Yejin Cho, All Rights Reserved
만인예술가전 [Lay Artist ] Sept 4th – Oct 6th, 2012 (art center Nabi Gallery)
Exhibition, “Lay Artist” was a group media art exhibition curated by Art Center Nabi. Younghui’s original piece from 2008 exhibition in Dallas, “Social Fabrics” was invited to show in this exhibition. (artwork titled “Stir It On! 부딪쳐라!”)
She showcased one original (still in a good condition after five years) piece along with new edition created with a different technique and parts. Along with one-month long exhibition, she taught a special two day workshop on Wearable Technology for public applicants. It was held at Art Center Nabi gallery – Aug 22, 23rd.
Her interview titled as “Wearable Computing as Art” is included in their in depth catalog.