Continuous Flow – April 16-May 27 2021, at KOTE 3F Gallery
KOTE is an amazing art & culture space located in the heart of Seoul, Insadong. On the 3F gallery, started with Todd Hollebeck & Minhee Kim, a group exhibition among 13 individual or team artists who deals with art, media, and technology. Younghui has participated in this evolving exhibition which had two updates with new artworks: first, “Bridge Crossing – Kurilpa 2021” and the second, “RICE-1Kg – new version 2021”.
The modified new version of “BreatheOut” was exhibited at QUT biennial event, Robotronica 2019. In this version, I added a new sensor that resemble a Calla lily flower to allow the audience to mix the data visualization with the live Brisbane air data. By breathing out to the flower planted in the living plant, the local Brisbane audience can add new particles that represent Brisbane PM 2.5 (Particle Matters) quality in different colors depending on the air quality status. For example, the large screen displays the current air quality of Seoul city, Gangnam-gu and the real-time air quality data from Brisbane CBD will get mixed with Seoul air in the screen by breathing out to the sensor.
Sensor to breatheout
Breathing out to add Brisbane air data
air data being mixed
작품 ‘BreatheOut (숨을 내쉬다)’의 그 두번째 버전이 작업 중에 2019년도 로보트로니카 비엔날레에 초청되었다. 전시회를 찾아오는 관람객들을 위해 웨어러블 대신 칼라릴리 모양의 센서를 제작해서 커다란 식물화분에 심었다. 거친 노출형 시멘트 벽면에는 서울시 오픈데이터사이트에서 가져온 실시간 미세먼지 데이터로 작은 먼지방울들이 공기의 상태를 나타내는 색으로(그린, 오렌지, 핑크) 천천히 한방향으로 흐르듯이 움직이고 있다. 그 위에 호주 브리즈번 관람객들이 숨을 내쉬면, 브리즈번의 실시간 미세먼지 데이터의 수치가 색으로 적용되어 먼지방울로 화면의 파티클 이미지와 뒤섞이게 된다. 마치 비누방울을 불어서 넣듯이. 잠시 후, 숨을 내쉬어 불어넣은 현지 공기데이터의 방울들은 마치 공기속으로 사라지듯이 스크린에서도 사라진다.
(서울시 강남구 미세먼지, 초미세먼지 데이터, 호주 퀸스랜드주 브리즈번 초미세먼지 데이터, DataCook)
‘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.
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.
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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.
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