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~

Art.CHI 2015

Art.CHI 2015  Interactive Media Works

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.

Here is the link of the Art.CHI workshop.  http://art-chi.org/

and here is the link for the Art.CHI gallery online. http://art-chi.org/embodied-exhibit

For this full color hardcopy of this book, it is being sold at blurb.com.

art_chi_catalog artchi_moodcloud_p7

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.

(from page 7 in the book Art.CHI 2015)

Exhibition ‘Dynamic Structure & Fluid’ at Arko Art Center

김영희작가의 새 키네틱설치작품, ‘비늘’ @ 아르코 미술관    다이나믹스트럭쳐 엔 플루이드  Younghui Kim’s current kinetic installation art, ‘Scales‘ @ Arko Art Center  –  Exhibition Dynamic Structure & Fluid (Seoul  March 5th – May 9th, 2014)

김영희 작가의 인터랙티브 키네틱설치 작품, '비늘'
김영희 작가의 인터랙티브 키네틱설치 작품, ‘비늘’  아르코미술관 2014  (호~~ 하고 입김을 불면 비늘들이 살짝 열렸다가 닫힌다.)
Dynamic Structure & Fluid
Dynamic Structure & Fluid 1F

Younghui has participated math + science inspired art exhibition titled ‘Dynamic Structure & Fluid’ with her recent kinetic installation art piece, ‘Scales (200 cm x 200 cm x 40 cm)’ at the prestigous art museum in Seoul, Arko Art Center.  This exhibition has seven art installations in both floors and the artists try to express scientific learning into art.  ‘Scales’ is an interactive installation that was inspired by pinecone scales and fibonacci’s numbers.  These few hundreds scales are made of three different wood veneers that are 0.7 mm thin and cut into a square then hand folded.  When a viewer blows his/her breath into the pole, the scales opens up kinetically.   This project is a part of her ongoing projects inspired by pinecone scales.  She plans to incorporate into different installation and wearables using different input data.

김영희 작가는 과학과 예술을 연계하여 기획전시된 ‘다이나믹 스트럭쳐 앤 플루이드’ 에 인터랙티브 키네틱 설치작품 ‘비늘’로 약 두달 그리고 열흘간 참여하였다.   (물리적으로 움직이는 키네틱 설치물을 두달이상 이상없이 전시할 수 있도록 하는 것은 쉽지않은 일이었지만 다행히 별무리없이 진행되었다.)  ‘비늘’은 약 2미터 넓이에 2미터 높이의 설치물이며 자작나무 등을 포함한 세종류의 0.7 밀리미터로 얇은 두께의 나무를 종이에 붙여서 잘라 접은 약 240개의 비늘들이 입김을 불어넣을 때 마다 살짝 열리는 작품이다.  이 작품은 앞으로도 계속 여러 버전으로 진행될 작품의 한 버전이다.    나무의 냄새와 움직이는 소리, 수백개의 선의 움직이는 그림자 등이로 이 설치작품은 자연의 비밀에 대해 이야기를 하려고 하고 있다.

Here is the related article links below (in Korean):

http://the3rdculture.org/wp/?page_id=257 조선일보
http://news.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2014/03/11/2014031100001.html 동아일보
http://news.donga.com/3/all/20140318/61794925/1 CNB저널
 http://weekly.cnbnews.com/news/article.html?no=113048 블로그들
http://blog.naver.com/chemnote?Redirect=Log&logNo=80209585141
http://blog.naver.com/b01de?Redirect=Log&logNo=50191273836
http://venice87.blog.me/120209047192

Solo Exhibition [ RUNNING ] 2013.6.15-6.29

Younghui is having a media art solo exhibition following two weeks at Gallery White Birch. (갤러리 자작나무, 사간점)

RUNNING -Demystifying Wearable Media Art
Solo Exhibition of Younghui Kim
2013.6.15 ~ 6.29

오프닝 리셉션 2013.6.15 (Sat) 5 pm
자작나무 갤러리
http://www.galleryjjnamu.com/main.asp

being reflected on another artwork, 'Light RUNNING'
art installation ‘RUNNING’ being reflected on another artwork, ‘Light RUNNING’

Exhibition Abstract:

‘RUNNING’

We are “RUNNING” computer software.
We are “RUNNING” projects.
We are “RUNNING” businesses.
We are “RUNNING” media art or “RUNNING” wearable performances.

We are not physically running sometimes but, we are running a lot. Actually, we run everyday. Are we looking for an exit? or Entrance? Are we running for the new beginning? the new end? There are more times when we are not sure why we are running but, we can see ourselves runnings reflected in every corners of the city.

‘RUNNING’

컴퓨터 소프트웨어 프로그램을 “RUNNING”한다.
프로젝트를 “RUNNING” 한다.
사업을 “RUNNING”한다.
미디어아트작품들을 “RUNNING” 한다.
웨어러블퍼포먼스를 “RUNNING” 한다.
실제 몸으로 달리지는 않지만 우리는 많은 것을 “RUNNING” 하고있다.

이렇게 우리는 매일 달린다. 출구를 찾아서? 입구를 찾아서? 새로운 시작과 끝을 향해? 우리는 무엇을 향해 그렇게 달리고 있는지 알 수없는 경우가 더 많지만 우리가 달리는 모습이 도시 이곳 저곳에서 반영되고 있는 것을 쉽게 찾아볼 수 있다.
Demystifying Wearable Media Art

Younghui Kim (김영희)는 뉴욕에서 90년대 중반에 인터랙티브미디어영상작업을 시작하였으며, 지난 10년간 웨어러블을 미디어플랫폼으로 작품활동을 해왔다. 그의 작품들은 예술과 기술이 혼합되어 여러 형태로 우리에게 다가온다. 그러하기에 그의 미디어아트 창작물은 여행처럼 긴 작업과정을 거쳐 완성된다. 먼 여정의 도착지를 가기 위해서 여러 개의 작은 마을을 거치듯이 작가가 하나의 작품을 완성하기까지 여러 버전의 과정을 거친다. 본 전시에서 작가는 대중이 쉽게 알 수없는 미디어작품의 창작과정을 해체하여 하나 하나씩 작품으로 선보인다. 웨어러블 미디어 아트작품들은 영상으로 스크린에 프로젝션된다.
running_postcard_frontrunning_postcard_backF