Younghui has presented her art paper, “Body Graffiti: Expressive Wearable Art Through Bodily Performance” at 17th ISEA 2011 in Istanbul. ISEA is International Symposium on Electronic Art and it was held in Istanbul, Turkey this year along with Istanbul Biennial. Her paper was in the session, “Wearable Technologies” and she has met her international colleagues in wearable technologies at the panel session, “Wearable + Open Culture.” Istanbul has been amazing, a busy city in mixture of old and new. I was inspired to create more wearable art works and documenting wearable workshop tutorials for the open culture. More soon….
There was an article about Body Graffiti Project in The Creators Project in both Korea and UK, (both Languages) I was busy preparing DALSMA 2011 presentation so now, I get to post about it here.
The Creators Project, UK ‘s article started with
Body Graffiti: When Wearable Technology Shines A Message
From its medieval advent when Roger Bacon suggested using convex glass to improve eyesight to the illuminated fashion label MOON Berlin, which debuted its inaugural line just this year, wearable technology is as much a part of the everyday as it is the “novel.” From a pair of glasses to interactive lamp dresses, such wearable innovations have made our lives that much easier and that much more exciting. As wearable technology is defined simply as “fashion that incorporates electronics and computerised devices,” Younghui Kim also jumps on the bandwagon. Yet with her wearables, there’s a different sort of message. <continued>
The Creators Project Korean article starts with:
바디 그래피티: 착용가능한 테크놀로지가 메시지를 빛낸다
… 바디 그래피티는 계속 진행 중인 프로젝트로 다른 웨어러블 미디엄을 통해 발전하면서 웨어러블 테크놀로지를 한층 당당한 수준으로 끌어 올린다. 커스텀 디자인 LED POV 시스템을 이용해서 텍스트건 그래픽이건 여러 메시지들을 프로그래밍 한다. 조끼나 바지, 부츠 같은 착용 가능한 것들에 LED를 꿰매 넣기 때문에 이 비주얼 그래피티는 움직임 속에서 보여질 수가 있다. …. <중략> 기사 더보기
Just to add a little bit about background in my wearable projects:
My research on the wearable art has started since 2002 and my first wearable project was a technoloy jacket for the mutimedia poetry performance costume. (Afrofuturistic, at The Kitchen, New York 2003) Since then HearWear: The Fashion of Environmental Noise Display project has followed. It will be almost 10 years since I’ve started to play with wearable media next year… <smile>
April 11th-17th, 2011
Korean Times Weekly Magazine
Cover story: ”Solo Exhibition by Younghui Kim, “Bottari”
“When everyday life crosses over media art” - article by Jinwoo Park
FRENZY International Fashion Magazine, Winter 2010
“High Tech Couture” by Madigan Talmage-Bowers
‘HearWear’ and ‘Stir It On!’ are featured in this article. It is an interesting article in general.
….Remember the childhood excitement of light-up shoes that flashed on impact? New York-based designers Younghui Kim and Milena Berry expand the concept for the 21st century with HearWear, a line of “wearable electronic” wrap skirts. Inspired by the fast-paced urban rhythms of Manhattan and Seoul, HearWear promotes the idea that consumers should be more in touch with and expressive through their environments. The skirts fuse audio and visual stimulation, responding to noise with LED panels imbedded in the fabric. Battery-powered sensors hidden in the waistbands activate the panels and electroluminescent wires embroidered into the garments’ design. The louder the noise, the more intense the impromptu light show. “We work not only towards a better environmental awareness for most people, but also towards the unnoticeable integration of technology in your day-to-day fashion and lifestyle,” says Kim of her creations. She is also debuting a sister line of skirts dubbed Stir it On! which respond to physical stimulation such as being jostled on a crowded street or dance floor. The built-in sensors could be applied to almost any wearable piece, including handbags, accessories, and jackets.
(…from the article, please click here to read the whole article>>>>)
<Bottari> Solo Media Art Exhibition by Younghui Kim
at B2Project, April 2nd – April 20th, 2011, Seoul. Gallery closes everyday from 1pm-10pm and closes every Monday.
Here is a link regarding the exhibition at Neolook.net
Filed under: interactive fashion
I have advised a master’s thesis project for my former TA, Kyungmi Kim for about two years and she has finally completed both her wearable project and thesis. (also passed the thesis review at the end of December)
“Conversation” is a set of dresses that communicates with each other visually (in this case, in different color of LEDs and blinks.) The artist tried to visualize the process of conversation and how the listener can be influenced by the talker. If the wearers are within a certain distance from each other (friendly space,) they can influence each other by talking to each other. The dress of the listening wearer’s color changed to the color of the talking wearer in this case. This represents inner changes and spiritual communion achieved by their conversation and is being visualized .
Blue tooth network, IR distance sensor, Arduino and R
The artists has earned BFA and MFA from Digital Media Design dept of Hongik University, Jochiwon Campus, College of Design and Media.
Radio Interview with Younghui Kim, 17, 20 and 22 September 2010
Patrick’s interview with designer and artist Younghui Kim will be broadcast this month on his Extraordinary Lives radio show.
Kim is recognised as one of the most original and creative figures in the world of digital media, with her work winning numerous awards and gaining extensive media coverage. This work combines the latest developments in technology with leading-edge fashion and product design.
Kim has her own company, Missing Pixel, which is based in New York and lectures at Hongik University in South Korea, where she has also carries out groundbreaking research at the Hongik WCU Media Public Art Research Center.
In the show she charts her career, showcases some of her work and shares the secrets of her success in this most competitive of industries.
The hour-long show will be broadcast on 10 Radio at Friday 17 September at 11 am, Monday 20 September at 7 pm and Wednesday 22 Sept at 6 am. All times UK. To listen live on the internet please click here at these times.
For time zone converting – http://www.timezoneconverter.com
Filed under: interactive fashion, performance | Tags: Body Graffiti, performance, Wearable Art
Younghui is working on Body Graffiti version 2.0 currently along other her other series on Wearable Technology Art. Compared to previous version, this version has double resolution (64 pixel) to draw better graphic and will have better fashion design. The new CPB is a lot thinner and flexible and modular so it won’t make any wearable bulky and a flat rechargeable Lithium battery with a voltage regulator will be used. The finished design will be on the blog soon but, here is the cpb version 2.0.
For the finished Body Graffiti version 2.0, Swing Boots, click here to read >>>