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
Here is the online version of the article about my solo media art exhibition at B2Project >>>>
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