The modified new version of “BreatheOut” was exhibited at QUT biennial event, Robotronica 2019. I added new sensors that resemble a Calla lily flower to allow the audience to mix the data visualiszation 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.
As a part of her ongoing Data Art projects, she has been participating in DataCook project and the team is having their first workshop in Seoul this weekend (Aug 28th) for anyone who is interested in utilizing DataCook and apply to their interests and projects. Younghui is excited to meet other likely minded creative makers and start a community.
지속적으로 작업 중인 데이터아트의 일부로 데이터쿡 프로젝트에 참여해 온 작가는 오는 주말에 데이터쿠킹클래스 첫 워크샵을 진행합니다. 데이터에 관심이 있는 크리에이티브 메이커스 등 다양한 분야의 일반인들을 환영합니다. 앞으로 데이터쿡 커뮤니티를 만들어 데이터관련 프로젝트들을 함께 활기차게 제작해 봅시다.
‘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.
For this full color hardcopy of this book, it is being sold at blurb.com.
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.
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.