An article about LED Eyelash in Daily Mail (UK).
To read more, please visit the link below.
An article about LED Eyelash in Daily Mail (UK).
To read more, please visit the link below.
A recent interview with London Korean Times.
Please see the link below to read the interview:
Since LED Eyelash was included in her book Functional Aesthetics, the author, Sabine Seymour, was mentioning LED Eyelash in her speech at the TEDxVienna in 2010.
A recent interview with Designite Magazine, please see the following link to read :
The advent of ‘Lay artist’ in the new media age
Art signifies creative human practices that produce aesthetic works. Therefore, artists are ‘people who engage in the creation of art’. In the past, those who created aesthetic works under the categories of painting, sculpture, and crafts were called artists. But since the 20th century, people who generated new thoughts and concepts in the fields of art, music, literature, dance, and so on took over the status of artists. New types of art such as photography, film, media art, game, fashion, etc., rose one after the other. The boundaries and concept of art, except for the common ground that art signifies ‘creative human practices’, is constantly transforming/expanding even at this moment. Thus, the phrase ‘Everyone is an Artist’ implies that all of those engaged in creative practices are artists.
Creative practices do not simply indicate preexisting boundaries of art. There is a former engineer who worked as a Creative Commons activist for copyright sharing and ultimately became an artist who kindly shares her own drawings. There also is a multicultural theater company which members shed the biased social minority image that was given to them and stood tall as proud actors. Disabled artists, who had difficulties looking at their own exhibition, met with non-disabled artists and threw a festival with their collaboration artworks, and a ‘visually impaired band’ was reborn as a ‘office worker band with nothing to see or lose’ and went onstage in front of the whole nation. The achievements of all of these people are creative practices. Thus, the phrase ‘Everyone is an Artist’ goes beyond the original areas of art.
Tree Planet, which kills two birds with one stone by planting an actual tree in the desert when a tree is grown in a mobile application; an open source crowd map, Ushahidi, which creates a joint map by gathering information from individuals through the Internet; a social game, Free Rice, which donates rice every time a quiz is answered correctly – these are all projects that splendidly combine digital media and social change. Organizations such as Kiple and Kozaza experiment with ‘a sharing economy’ which is more meaningful than an owned business: ‘Miracle Bookshelf-BOOKGIVE’ that distributed around 100,000 books across the country employing just the service of SNS and voluntary participation – these are all doers who construct innovative models. All of them are creative activists, hence ‘Artists’.
Opening on September 4th 2012, Art Center Nabi’s exhibition «Lay artist» boasts a thousand participating artists in accordance with the title. But September 2012 is also the biennale season in the Korean art world. Gwangju Biennale, Busan Biennale, Daegu Photo Biennale, as well as Seoul International Media Art Biennale, all open in September. As you all know, biennales are comprised of star artists with recognition from the international art world. That being said, Art Center Nabi’s exhibition «Lay artist» is an instance of an ‘anti-biennale’, since it is an exhibition with not only media artists recognized in the art world, but also artists from the general public, or ‘Lay Artists’.
‘Lay Artist’ is a new word coined from layman, which signifies general people or commoners. These people are leading agents who transform themselves and the society through creative practices in their fields, regardless of the art world’s evaluation on their works. They are the quiet leaders of the so-called ‘Everyday Life Revolution’ and at the same time the epitome of next-generation artists acknowledged by Art Center Nabi. The existence of Lay Artist is even more noteworthy as it is evidence that everyone has a creative spirit, a revolutionary seed, the DNA of an artist. (via Artcenter Nabi)
One my wearable art pieces, Swing Skirt, will be shown in the Lay Artist with other amazing artists works. Surely it will be a great art festival to see and experience the bunch of art conference, performance and art and design pieces in Seoul which will open in 4th September.
To visit Artcenter Nabi’s website to see more information.
Soomi is going to be attend as a member of RCA mentor group (with Agatha Haines and Louis Buckley) in this year’s Artscience Workshop: Le Laboratoire de Paris from 23rd to 30th on June.
“The 5th annual Artscience Workshop will focus the considerable attention of more than 70 students, 7 accomplished speakers, and a diverse set of mentors and faculty on Virtual Worlds. The Artscience Workshop was first conceived in 2007 by David Edwards as an opportunity for Harvard undergraduate students (in a course titled ES147: Idea Translation: Experiments in Arts and Science) to travel to Le Laboratoire (the newly opened art and exhibition center in the heart of Paris) and continue to develop their ideas through cultural incubation and design. The Workshop nearly doubled in size every year and has hosted speakers from leading European and American Universities as well as serial entrepreneurs and world renowned artists. Initially student ideas covered a breadth of cultural and commercial applications from museum discovery tools, to molecular gastronomy, off-grid lighting, and breathable foods. Today all Artscience Labs entities work towards Annual Themes driven by expert mentoring and exhibition opportunities. This year, Artscience Labs will explore the theme of Virtual Words.
At the workshop students interact with international experts, students from other ASP and Idea Translation Lab sites throughout Europe, Asia, and the United States. During the workshop students work on art and design development, business plan development, intellectual property, presentation skills, prototyping with designers and team-?building that will facilitate translating their ideas further.”
To get more information, please visit the official site of workshop: http://www.artscienceworkshop.com
Since I’m studying in Design Interactions at Royal College of Art, London, from last year, it is literary amazing to see the progress of 2nd years’ projects.I was helping them about few weeks for small tasks of building electronics. Although it was really hard and long journey for them but also for us (all of 1st years to give some helps for the last mins), now it seems all clearly set upped yesterday. They made this show more than great! So, please come and see it in Testbed in Battersea campus not only for the show of Design Interactions but also Design Product from next Tuesday (19th, June). There are more shows in Kensington Campus and Battersea Campus from other departments as well, and surely they would be all fantastic!
” This year, the Royal College of Art’s annual summer show will include work by the greatest number of graduating students in the College’s 175-year history. Show RCA 2012 is to take place simultaneously in six buildings across the College’s two campuses in Battersea and Kensington.”
More schedules and information about RCA show here.
Now I’m bit nervous about next year show which I will be in…
BYOB is an acronym for “Bring Your Own Beamer”. In Europe projectors are often referred to as “beamers”.?BYOB is a series of one-night-exhibitions curated by different people around the world. The idea is simple: Find a place, invite many artists, ask them to bring their projectors.
BYOB is an idea by Rafaël Rozendaal. The first edition of BYOB was initiated by Anne de Vries & Rafael Rozendaal in Berlin. (via www.byobworldwide.com)
I will participated in the first BYOB Seoul in 24th of June at Gallery LVS (Seoul, Korea), and showing her “Beamers”, LED Eyelash and Analog Turns. ?At this exhibition, she will present new messages with the Analog Turns by the collaboration with a Japanese media artist, Takahito Irie .
Please come and enjoy this exciting and fun exhibition on this Friday .
For more information, please visit the links, Gallery LVS and BYOB official site:
Opening : 24th, June, 17:00
Closing : 24th, June, 21:00
Location Address: 565-18 Sinsa-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea (Tel.+82(0)2-3443-7475)
The Creators Project, a global cultural initiative by VICE and Intel Corporation, launched in 2010, is an ongoing multi-year program that is dedicated to identifying leading artists and enabling them to showcase their works and artistic visions through technology and interactive media. The program includes The Studio, an international event series, a documentary TV series, multi-disciplinary collaborative projects and the video website, TheCreatorsProject.com.
In just 1 year, The Creators Project has become a cultural phenomenon. Tens of thousands of guests have attended the events, and the content was viewed over 55 million times online.
The project unites a vast collection of artists, designers, musicians and filmmakers who are using technology to push the bounds of creative expression. To date, there are more than 100 Creators involved, hailing mostly from seven countries (United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Brazil, South Korea and China) along with other artists from around the world. (via newsroom.intel.com)
Soomi’s Tech Q&A interview was posted on The Creators Project since yesterday, 7th July, 2011, in Korean and English. Furthermore, her recent work, The Snow White Magic Mirror was also posted since last month, 10th June, 2011 however just in Korean language.
If you interested in Soomi’s work, please check the links:
Tech Q&A in English: Click Here
Tech Q&A in Korean: Click Here
The Snow White Magic Mirror posting (only Korean available): Click Here
See Yourself Sensing: Redefining Human Perception is an explosive and unique survey that captures a zeitgeist moment in art and design, exploring that fascinating relationship between design, the body, the senses, and technology. A timely discussion with cutting-edge design, See Yourself Sensing examines work from the last 50 years by artists, architects and designers who have been experimenting with the boundaries of our senses, changing the way we experience the world.
See Yourself Sensing discusses these astounding experiments with interactive design, cybernetics, neuroscience and art on an international level, surveying the work of both established an upcoming artists- including internet sensation Daito Manabe, and Korean artist Hyingkoo Lee, and collectives such as Realities: United and Viennese- based Gelitiin- and figures of worldwide acclaim, such as Ann Hamilton, Ernesto Neto, Carster Holler, Olafur Eliasson, Lawrence Malstaf, Rebecca Horn and Krzysztof Wodiczko.
The book explores projects such as solar- powered contact lenses that augment reality, LED eyelashes- by Soomi Park- and goggles that allow their user to communicate with electric fish- all created with the purpose of transforming and provoking the wearer’s sensory experience.
Madeline Schwartzman, Professor at Barnard College, Columbia University and Parsons: the New School for Design, brings together this unique collection of images that reflect sensory design in architecture, art and installation. Analyzing the importance and influence of body-scaled sensory experiments, Schwartzman reveals this intriguing relationship between the senses, the body, art and perception. A truly breathtaking account is for anyone with an interest in design, art and technology. (via See Yourself Sensing’s press release)
Soomi’s work, LED Eyelashes is taking the pages of See Yourself Sensing, and if you are interested in new types of sensing body with diverse mediums, you must take a look this book!
The book has launched (with an exhibition) in London since June 23th at Black Dog’s gallery called Work: http://www.workgallery.co.uk
The author, Madeline Schwartzman is constructing a website right now – will be at: www.madelineschwartzman.com
See Yourself Sensing facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/See-Yourself-Sensing/184369981612805
See Yourself Sensing on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/See-Yourself-Sensing-Redefining-Perception/dp/1907317295
Vague Terrain is a web based digital arts publication that showcases the creative practice of a variety of artists, musicians and scholars. The project aspires to apply the focus and methodologies of academic and art journals and the tenacity and specificity of independent record labels to examine contemporary digital culture in an immediate and accessible manner. Content consists of curated visual, audio and written works, and now a companion blog. For better and worse this project is neither peer reviewed nor funded.
Vague Terrain 18: (Re)purposed Clothes focuses on projects that aim to change the original purpose of a wearable piece, adding new functions or even augmenting the existing ones and demonstrate how technology can expand the definition of fashion as wearable art. These works deal with privacy, ecology, communication, emotion and health – reflecting a range of human interests through clothing. Each contribution is accompanied by several quotations culled from dialogue between the designers and myself where they explain their ideas and vision about the present and future of wearable computing. This issue includes work by:
Adam Harvey, Alexander Reeder, Biodevices, DADAgear, Elena Corchero, Francesca Lazavecchia, Joanna Berzowska, Soomi Park
To read the article here: http://vagueterrain.net/journal18
To read interview: http://vagueterrain.net/journal18/soomi-park/01
(via vagueterrain.net , article by Ricardo O’Nascimento)