‘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.
, 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.
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.
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
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.
For this full color hardcopy of this book, it is being sold at blurb.com.
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.
Beit Hair Museum has invited Younghui Kim’s most current wearable art projects ( Metamorphosis, Nabi & sketches) for their curatorial exhibition on Fashion + Technology this March. The opening was March 25th, 2015 10 pm.
mood.cloud – Data as Art
in research with Interaction Design Lab, Cornell University
(summer of 2014)
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?
– Younghui Kim, Lead Artist
This interactive installation is a visual representation of collective emotional moods that are translated from PAM (The Photographic Affect Meter, JP Pollak, Phil Adams, and Geri Gay) input. The PAM is a one-click measure of emotional state now widely used in place of or in addition to traditional pen and paper psychological assessments.
This piece is an on-going collaborative research to see how these voluntary PAM inputs of building users would be relate to the visual representation of collected mood at a given timeframe. This mood.cloud platform can be re-programmed in diverse visual patterns.
Younghui Kim – Lead Artist
Hyuns Hong – Artist, Engineer
Jung-Ho Son, Assistant Artist, Programmer
Jacqueline Chien, Fabricator
Lindsay Reynolds, Project Manager
Geri Gay, Kenneh J. Bissett Professor, Communication/Information Science, IDL Director
Younghui Kim – Artist interview for BBC TV, June 2015 —> exert from BBC Clicks: The artist talks about daily inspirations of her wearable artworks such as bumping in social space and drinking culture with social dynamics in Seoul.