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.
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.
Younghui is one of the participating artists for this very first 3D Print Contemporary Art exhibition at Savina Museum of Contemporary Art. (Curatorial Director: Jaeheon Kang 강재헌) Younghui is displaying two artworks. One is the digital drawing & the other is 3D printed artwork, titled ‘First Edition of Network (2014, 100 cm x 60 cm).
For this piece, the artist had her creative process using this new technology differently – instead of drawing in hands, she drew her drawing in computer then 3D-modeled from the finished digital drawing. The digital drawing was 3D printed into the physical pieces to assemble. This digital-to-analogue process felt almost like a traditional printmaking to her as each edition is slightly different in details influenced by physical condition as well as careful technical processes to final print. The whole 3D printing process took about 3 months after the concept and the artist spent about a month to test print in various kinds of 3D printers and different settings.
With strong shadows created with these 3D printed patterns inspired from leaf vein may remind you of old narrow alleys, vein under skin, tree branches… which are all very related with network.
Artist Note: 본 작품은 디지털 드로잉에서 3D 물질로 프린트되고 굳어지는 과정에서 의도하거나 의도하지 않은 미세한 변화가 있을 것 이다. 그 변화도 하나의 작픔으로 포용해야 하는 거이 나와 이 작품의 관계이며 ‘네트워크’의 첫번째 에디션으로써의 미세한 Identity라고 할 수 있다. 2014년 봄
Exhibition, 아티스트, 그 예술적 영혼의 초상 (팰릭스가 만난 127인의 예술가)
Artist,Portrait of The Aesthetic Soul : Book Release & Exhibition at Keum Bosung Art Center
Artist, 그 예술적 영혼의 초상 특별展
한국 현대미술의 현장을 보다 금보성아트센터 2014_0317 ▶ 2014_0329
26년간 미술책의 출판만을 고집해 온 도서출판 재원에서 Felix Park의 예술가 사진집 ‘아티스트, 그 예술적 영혼의 초상 – 펠릭스가 만난 127인의 예술가’란 제목의 책이 한글과 영문으로 출간되었습니다. This book by the curator, Felix Park is both in English and Korean.
아래는 주최측의 안내글 입니다.
저희는 이번 작업에서 회화, 사진, 설치, 비디오, 조각, 퍼포먼스 등 예술의 전 분야에서 왕성한 활동을 보이는 한국의 대표 작가 분들을 한권의 책에 담을 수 있다는 것이 참으로 즐거웠습니다. 이런 기회도 쉬운 일이 아닐 것입니다. 작업 내내 이런 작가 분들을 책에만 담고 그치기에는 아쉽다는 여운이 진하게 남았습니다. 하여 이 책에 실린 작가 분들을 금보성 아트센터와 더불어 지면이 아닌, 작품으로 다시 한 번 초대하여 ‘아티스트, 그 예술적 영혼의 초상 특별전’이란 타이틀로 미술 전시회를 개최합니다. 다양한 작가가 참여하는 이번 전시는 분명 한국 현대미술의 지난 역사와 현재를 통찰할 것이고 미래를 가늠하는 작업이며, 또한 한국 현대미술의 현주소를 가장 확실하게 보여 주는 현장이 될 것입니다.