ECIR : RICE, work in progress

‘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.

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ecir , 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.

in collaboration with DATACOOK team

 

 

Summer 2015 News

  1. Younghui speaks at ADStars 2015 – International Busan AD Festival at BEXCO (Busan, S. Korea)  2015.8.22. 11:30  She will be speaking about Wearable as Expressive Media for Advertising professionals.

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.

repair work in progress - each scales are made of wooden veneer papers- hand folded.
repair work in progress – each scales are made of wooden veneer papers- hand folded.

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

A screen grab from BBC Click episode, June 2015
A screen grab from BBC Click episode, June 2015
Light RUNNING, 2013
Electronic Art, ‘Light RUNNING!’, 2013 by Younghui Kim

and there is the Persian version at youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH-zcIkY3uw&list=PLmdEvtplre63e0WSXI_RwwY5kLIE94mVU&feature=share

Enjoy~

Exhibition at Beit Hair Museum, Tel Aviv – Israel Mar 26-June ’15

Exhibition at Beit Hair Museum, Tel Aviv – Israel

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.

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Display spec for Y. Kim’s projects

3D Printing & Art, curated exhibition by Savina Museum

3D Printing & Art, curated exhibition by  Savina Museum of Contemporary Art

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3D프린팅과 아트 (예술가의 새로운 창작 도구), 사비나미술관

2014.5.15 – 7.6   (사비나 미술관은 안국역, 종로경찰서 건너편, 종로우체국 옆에 위치해 있습니다.)

전시정보 Exhibition Information is at http://www.savinamuseum.com/kor/newsview.action?brdgb=NN&langb=KOR&brdidx=2964

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.

A part of the digital drawing of 'First Edition of Network' by Younghui Kim, 2014, Savina Museum of Contemporary Art
A part of the digital drawing of ‘First Edition of Network’ by Younghui Kim, 2014, Savina Museum of Contemporary Art

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

'First Edition of Network' by Younghui Kim, 2014, Savina Museum of Contemporary Art (3D Printed, 100 cm x 60 cm)
‘First Edition of Network’ by Younghui Kim, 2014, Savina Museum of Contemporary Art (3D Printed, 100 cm x 60 cm)

관련기사:  예술가, 3D프린터를 만나니 또다른 작품 세계가국내 최초 3D프린팅 기술 활용한 전시에 참여한 작가 류호열, 김영희 – 진달래 기자, 머니투데이  http://news.mt.co.kr/mtview.php?no=2014061709044249124&type=1&MLA

Exhibition, [ ACROSS ] at HOMA

Media Art Group Exhibition, [ ACROSS ] 

2013.July 5th – July 21st, at HOMA (Hongik University Museum of Modern Art)

Younghui Kim is having a group exhibition with 4 other artists(Romy Achituv, Dan Mikesell, Dongsoo Suh, Jaemin Lee) who are also her colleagues at the WCU Digital Media Public Art Research Lab.

She is displaying her current three art works, ‘RUNNING! 달려라 영희!’ ‘A Moment 순간’ ‘Body Graffiti in Trio.’

RUNNING! 달려라 영희, EL드로잉 설치, 2013
RUNNING! 달려라 영희, EL Drawing Installation by Younghui Kim, 2013

RUNNING! 125 x 147 x 65 cm, EL sheets, electronics

A Characterized figure that looks like a common running icon on the exit and entrance signs in cities are drawn using thin EL (Electroluminescent) sheets.  This electronic drawing is installed where two sides of walls and a celling meet.  Depending on the location of the visitor, it will look distorted or right.  When it is dark, the running girl icon is reflected all around, running toward all directions.

A moment 순간 by Younghui Kim in collaboration with Dan Mikesell (motor,) 2013

A MOMEMENT 순간 150 x 155 x 250 cm, white birch wood, mdf, motors, micro-controller, electronics

How long does a moment appear to you?  ‘A Moment’ is a kinetic display using a POV(Persistence of Vision) display and it swings like a pendulum while displaying an ephemeral message.

관련기사 – article:

http://blog.naver.com/PostView.nhn?blogId=venice87&logNo=120193661739

Exhibition “Lay Artist”

만인예술가전   [Lay Artist ]  Sept 4th – Oct 6th, 2012 (art center Nabi Gallery)

Exhibition, “Lay Artist” was a group media art exhibition curated by Art Center Nabi.   Younghui’s original piece from 2008 exhibition in Dallas, “Social Fabrics” was invited to show in this exhibition.  (artwork titled “Stir It On! 부딪쳐라!”)

“Stri It On!” at the Art Center Nabi

She showcased one original (still in a good condition after five years) piece along with new edition created with a different technique and parts.  Along with one-month long exhibition, she taught a special two day workshop on Wearable Technology for public applicants.  It was held at Art Center Nabi gallery – Aug 22, 23rd.

Her interview titled as “Wearable Computing as Art” is included in their in depth catalog.

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Younghui teaching Wearable Technology Workshop at the Art Center Nabi