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  Date/Time Place Artist Artwork
Opening Performance Jun.24
ACC Asia Plaza (Media Wall) LeeNam Lee, Robolink & Pablo Air, GongMyoung, Art Center Nabi Drunken Drone
Closing Performance Jun.27
Gwangju Traditional Culture Center Jayoung Chung Fiat Lux
Local-Engaged Exhibition Jun.22-28
ACC SPACE 2 Lauren McCarthy Smarter Home
Local Engaged Workshop/Performance Workshop
Jun.22 17:00-21:00
Jun.23 13:00-17:00

Jun.25 17:00-19:00
Gwangju Cultural Foundation Media 338 Marcus Neustetter Searching Darkness
Chosun University Department of Art - Media Art Production Jun.22-28
Asia Plaza, ACC Cultural Exchange, ACC Theater Han Jung Hee, Seong Yeon Ho, Mun Mi Jung, Choi Jeen Soo, Cho Ha Eun, Lee Ha Na, Park Sea Hee, Choi Yoon Jung <The course of journey>
Jung Deok Yong, Seo Yea In, Lee Dan Bi, Hong Ji Hye, Yang Yea Lim, Kim Tae Yang <crowd>
Yoon Sang Ha, Bae U Ri, Kim Ji Eun, Choi So Young, Kim Won Wi, Go Jung Hun <two light and artificial cloud>

Opening Performance

    • Drunken Drone (2019)

      LeeNam Lee, Robolink & Pablo Air, GongMyoung, Art Center Nabi

      Drunken Drone, 2019. Media Performance (LED, Drone). 13min.

      Artwork Description Artist Biography

    Artwork Description
    The opening performance Drunken Drone (2019) highlights the intimate relationship between humans and machines by giving personality to a drone as a personal medium that enjoys nature and understands other's feelings. The demons in the form of a drunken drone sympathize with the woman who is experiencing difficult times in life and comfort her by turning the hidden rice into alcohol. The hidden 'rice' symbolizes the sorrow and joy we as human beings experience in a lifelong journey and at the same time the internal conflicts and various social traumas. ¡®Rice¡¯ is set as the first cause of all conflicts, and as a means for survival. The digital demon as a drunken drone comes as a light which comforts human beings as they confront the limitations which they can never overcome by themselves. Beyond the characteristics of the existing media, drones exist as a personal medium that understands human beings more than the human themselves and creates a connection between humans and machines that can only be achieved through the drink, which is interpreted as a light, which sublimates the pain and affection felt by humans in light of the modern civilized society.

    Artist Biography
    LeeNam Lee
    Born in Damyang of Jeonnam province, Lee Lee Nam graduated from Chosun University in Korea with an undergraduate degree in sculpture and a doctorate degree in Fine Arts. He also completed a Ph.D. program in Media Art at the Graduate School of Communication and Arts of Yonsei University. In his digital reinterpretation of classical masterpieces that reveal nature¡¯s wonders and life¡¯s aura, he attempts to breathe new meaning and vitality into each pixel of an image. It also seeks to communicate with the public in a close manner with his stories in the works and to communicate various messages such as life value and happiness. His work is also famous for "five minutes' aesthetics," which stops a piece from being published for more than five minutes. With more than eight hundred exhibitions, both solo and group in countries like Belgium, China, Qatar, New York, Singapore and Paris under his belt, Lee continues to expand his horizons globally. His signature works include ¡°Parkyeon Waterfall,¡± what Geomjae Jeongseon called ¡°a rhapsody that flows from the heavens¡± and ¡°Cartoon-folding screen¡± which shows many faces of modern civilization inside a classical painting through the display of interaction among cartoon characters, seasonal transformations, icons and symbols of art, society and war. At the 2016 Busan Biennale, he was the first Korean artist to present a virtual reality artwork using Google¡¯s Tilth Brush technology. 2018, Lee was put on exhibit at the Inter-Korean Summit folding screen and Gwangju Biennale opening ceremony of the Directing. Among others and his works are included in the collections of Incheon International Airport, National Library of Korea, United Nations headquarters in New York, and numerous prominent museums such as the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Suning Art Museum and the Zebrastraat Museum in Belgium.

    Artist LeeNam Lee
    Drone Design & Technology Robolink & Pablo Air
    Music GongMyoung (Sun Il Kang, Seung Won Park, Kyong Keun Song, Young Ju Lim)
    Gayageum Ji Hyun Lee
    Performer Su Ji Jang
    Modular Ji Hye Woo
    Violin Soo Hyun Jang
    Pansori Eun Hye Jung
    Stage Management Jae Man Song
    Stage Lighting Jun Kwon Kim
    Photography Tae Seung Oh
    * Artwork Commissioned by Art Center Nab

Closing Performance

  • Artwork Description
    Fiat Lux is an interdisciplinary performance creating a narrative of another start of a light at the closing ceremony of ISEA2019 which sheds light upon the theme Lux Aeterna (Eternal Light). The paradoxical relation between light and darkness is shown through the corollary generation of shadow from the creation of light. After the solar eclipse when the light is temporarily concealed, the resurrection of light begins.

    Artist Biography
    Jayoung Chung
    Although Jayoung Chung majored in visual arts, she learned to play three Korean traditional instruments in her childhood, so her body remembers those unique sounds as well as the physical motions involved in creating them. She incorporates the music she composes and performs with sounds of nature to create her visuals via the technology of sound processing programs she has personally developed. Throughout her work, there is harmony between traditional arts and contemporary technology.

    She has been awarded residencies at Asia Culture Center, Eyebeam, Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts, ZK/U in Berlin, Watermill Center which is run by Robert wilson, Yaddo fellowship, Edrawd Albee, Swing Space at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) in 2012, Culturehub in 2011, an organization that values cross-cultural artistic collaboration, I-Park Foundation and an AHL residency in 2011.She received an MPS from ITP at the Tisch School of Arts in New York University in 2010.

    Director/Video Jayoung Chung
    Stage Management Geun Tae Park
    Stage Lighting Junkwon Kim
    Music Sangmin Park
    Performer Banya lee, Seokyung Kook, Miso Lee
    Daegeum Hwangchul Lim
    Percussion Jiyoung Lim
    Production Assistant Junyeop Kim
    Video Mapping Assistant Hyejin Park, Sujin Lee

Local Enganged Exhibition

    • Smarter Home (2019)

      Lauren McCarthy

      Lauren McCarthy (lead), Bang Gae Yang, Choi JeongNang, Do Minju, Jung Ho Jong, Kim Do Won, Kim HyeWon, Lim Taeguen, Lim Yonghyun, Kim Yun Jung, Moon Chang-hwan, Noh JungSuk, Paek Na Won, Park Ki-Tae, Yeom Inhwa, Yun So Jeong, Smarter Home, 2019. Interactive installation with projection, custom ML software, and mixed media. Variable dimensions.

      Artwork Description Artist Biography

    Artwork Description
    The "Smarter Home" American Arts Incubator Workshop reimagines smart homes of the future. We all know the feeling of home, of belonging. But some people may not feel this sense of welcome belonging in all public spaces. What if smart architecture could create inclusive spaces for open conversation? In this one month workshop, we explore how art and technology can be used to address the issue of social inclusion. As a group, we make use of machine learning techniques and custom software to create an interactive installation as a prototype of a ¡°smarter home¡±, trying to bring technology into personal space on our own terms. All together it offers a vision of a smarter home driven by human lived reality, rather than technological utopia.

    Artist Biography
    Lauren McCarthy
    Lauren McCarthy is an artist examining social relationships in the midst of surveillance, automation, and algorithmic living. She is the creator of p5.js, an open source programming language with over 1.5 million users, for learning creative expression through code online. She is an Assistant Professor at UCLA Design Media Arts. Lauren's work has been exhibited internationally, at places such as Ars Electronica, Barbican Centre, Fotomuseum Winterthur, SIGGRAPH, Science Gallery Dublin, Seoul Mediacity Bienniale, and the Japan Media Arts Festival. She has received major grants, fellowships, and awards from Creative Capital, Sundance Institute, Mozilla Foundation, Knight Foundation, Google, Eyebeam, amongst others.

    American Arts Incubator (AAI) is a creative exchange program that utilizes community-driven digital and new media art projects to instigate dialogue, build communities, bolster local economies, and further social innovation. AAI sends a U.S. artist abroad to collaborate with local communities in each exchange country during a month-long incubator. These creative collaborations transfer skills in art, technology, and entrepreneurship. Through digital and new media art workshops, they facilitate dialogue and explorations of the social challenge. American Arts Incubator is an initiative of the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs developed in partnership with ZERO1.

Local Engaged Workshop/Performance

    • Searching Darkness

      Marcus Neustetter

      In collaboration with Radford University (USA), College of Visual and Performing Arts, Department of Dance, Choreographers: Ji-Eun Lee, Sebrena Williamson,Performers: Caroline Beard, Zoe Couloumbis, Monica Tirado, Sebrena Williamson, 2019. Local Engagement Artistic Workshop.

      Artwork Description Artist Biography

    Artwork Description
    In a search for the dark corners of lit cities we find ourselves searching the spaces between the rigidity of the organized systems and the city grids. We look for the respite from the connected, surveilled and illuminated spaces in an attempt to find and celebrate darkness and silence. Part of this search is to experience these found spaces, attempt to capture them in image and sound, acknowledge their juxtaposition to their surrounding activity, map them onto the city grid and publish these findings.

    This performative workshop and performance installation is in line with a trajectory of the artist¡¯s 10 years of light interventions and community engagement projects questioning the meaning of darkness and silence in the context of South Africa, across Africa and Europe. The play of darkness and light is one that is not only easily accessible to participants and audiences, but can be read as highly critical of social conditions and behavior, the power of politics and propaganda, and evidence of control and surveillance.

    Artist Biography
    Marcus Neustetter
    Born 1976 in Johannesburg he earned his Master¡¯s Degree in Fine Arts in 2001 from the University of the Witwatersrand. As an artist and cultural activist, Neustetter¡¯s consistent focus in his art practice has been on the intersections of art, science and technology. His projects range from multimedia to site-specific, public and socially engaged interventions and installation in Africa, Europe and South and North America. He is the co-director of The Trinity Session innovating in public art, socially engaged practice, and art-business development strategies and projects since 2000. Marcus Neustetter was the artistic director of ISEA2018 Durban, South Africa.

Chosun University Department of Art - Media Art Production

As the ISEA2019 Local Engaged Workshop, the students who are majoring in Contemporary Formative Media at Chosun University created media art pieces on the theme "Lux Aeterna" of ISEA2019. They thought about the eternity of light and tried to express it as life, crowd, and nature. Those works will be displayed around various venues in Asian Culture Center.
    • The course of journey

      Han Jung Hee, Seong Yeon Ho, Mun Mi Jung, Choi Jeen Soo, Cho Ha Eun, Lee Ha Na, Park Sea Hee, Choi Yoon Jung

      The course of journey, 2019, mixed meida, mixed material, variable installation, 3 monitor, 5.6m¡¿1.8m¡¿2m, projection mapping.

      Artwork Description

    Artwork Description
    This exhibition tries to bring back a life of car which lost its purpose over time. Nothing can avoid time; humans can¡®t create a new creature and there is no eternity. Everything made by man¡¯s hands will disappear in time. The present does not exist without the past. A long journey is stamped in old cars. This exhibition proposes a new journey to those cars and grants a new life to them. The truck cover sheet on the tower recalls an old truck that used to carry a lot of luggage. The monitors equipped within the tower visualize the past life of the truck as it simultaneously represents finitude and powerlessness.

    • CROWD

      Jung Deok Yong, Seo Yea In, Lee Dan Bi, Hong, Ji Hye, Yang Yea Lim, Kim Tae Yang

      CROWD, 2019, mixed meida, variable installation, variable size, projection mapping

      Artwork Description

    Artwork Description
    The light of the fireworks in the sky shows various shapes and patterns as a combination, thus the fireworks are more beautiful and brighter than a single ray. So does our life. Together we are better beings, helping and sharing each other. Although we value individualism, we shall not be selfish because we influence each other and can¡®t live alone. As a different being to each other, we must respect others, take time for self-reflection, and try our best to become a better person as those fireworks in the night sky shine to give joy to others.

    • two lights and artificial cloud

      Yoon Sang Ha, Bae U Ri, Kim Ji Eun, Choi So Young, Kim Won Wi, Go Jung Hun

      two lights and artificial cloud, 2019. steel, bamboo ,fabric , beam projector, projection mapping, objet, 3.5x 2.6 x 7.7m / media ,1920x1080

      Artwork Description

    Artwork Description
    The exhibition presents a white cloud, wishing to see the clear blue sky again in this gray city. As it implies pureness and nostalgia toward nature, it also connotes a warning by showing the image of thunder. The film features a person who takes a shower and does laundry and also shows the scene of the thundercloud. It reminds us that those daily actions of shower and laundry are artificial acts, just like the white cloud made for this exhibition.

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