Program Schedule – KMAF
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Artist Talk with Yoon Chung Han In Conversation with DooEun Choi

Thurs, Oct. 24, 2019 | 6:30 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION
LIVING DATA: AI, A-LIFE & DATA ART

Join us for a panel discussion with Deborah Levitt (Assistant Professor of Culture and Media, The New School), Margaret Schedel (Assistant Professor of Music at Stony Brook University) and Technoimagination: Living Data artists Yoon Chung Han (Eyes), Haru Ji (Infranet) and Eunsu Kang (Aural Fauna), moderated by Xin Wang (independent curator and art critic). 

Within the context of the Technoimagination: Living Data exhibition, the panel  will examine the use of artificial intelligence, artificial life, and data in art. The discussion will also shed light on the ways in which the Living Data artists are incorporating these media in their practices to explore post-information age themes such as the ethical issues of artificial intelligence, the privacy of biometric data, and the living ecosystems of virtual environments.

 

ABOUT THE PANELISTS:

Deborah Levitt is an Assistant Professor of Culture and Media at The New School. She is a media historian and theorist interested in film, animation, and digital media. The central focus of her research and teaching is on how media-old and new-transform both everyday experiences and expanded global, political spheres – searching for intersections between only apparently divergent domains. She is the author of The Animatic Apparatus: Animation, Vitality, and the Futures of the Image (2018). Her current project, Rendering Worlds, investigates how understanding lives as media forms and media as life forms open a way to address the actual state of emergency today: how to enable pluralism and promote ecological regeneration in the era of planetary computing and post-truth.

Margaret Anne Schedel is a composer and cellist specializing in the creation and performance of ferociously interactive media whose works have been performed throughout the United States and abroad. As an Associate Professor of Music at Stony Brook University, she serves as Co-Director of Computer Music and is the Director of cDACT, the consortium for digital arts, culture and technology. Her research focuses on gesture in music, the sustainability of technology in art, and sonification/gamification of data.  She recently edited an issue of Organised Sound on the aesthetics of sonification and two of her pieces are featured on the REACT recording by Parma Records. Her work has been supported by the Presser Foundation, Centro Mexicano para la Música y les Artes Sonoras, and Meet the Composer. She has been commissioned by the Princeton Laptop Orchestra the percussion ensemble Ictus, and the reACT duo. She sits on the boards of 60×60, the International Computer Music Association, is a regional editor for Organised Sound and an editor for Cogent Arts and Humanities. In her spare time she curates exhibitions focusing on the intersection of art, science, new media, and sound.

 

Yoon Chung Han is an interactive media artist, award-winning interaction designer and currently an assistant professor in the department of design at San José State University. Over the past 10 years, she has created a wide range of interactive 2D/3D audiovisual art installations including biologic art, data visualization and sonification, generative art and audiovisual interface design. She earned her BFA and MFA at Seoul National University, her second MFA in Design | Media Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles, and holds a Ph.D. in media arts and technology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Han regularly participates in international media art exhibitions and symposiums including ISEA 2017 (Colombia), ACM CHI 2017 (Denver, USA), IEEE VIS 2016 (Baltimore, USA 2016), ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany 2015), ACM SIGGRAPH 2013 (Anaheim, CA), and Geumcheon Art Space (Seoul, Korea, 2014).  

Haru Ji is a media artist and researcher exploring the subject of life in art through Artificial Life Worldmaking: a form of computational generative art creating and evolving virtual ecosystems as immersive environments. She holds a Ph.D. in Media Arts and Technology at the University of California, Santa Barbara and is an assistant professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design University in Toronto, Canada. She attained a Master and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture from Seoul National University, and studied image engineering, computer graphics and 3D animation at Chung-Ang University, both in Seoul, Korea. She has exhibited computational installations, digital sculptures, virtual architecture, video installations, sculptural objects and 3D animations at galleries, exhibitions and art festivals worldwide including ZKM, La Gaîté Lyrique, ISEA, EvoWorkshops, and SIGGRAPH, with corresponding publications. She is a co-creator of the research project and immersive ecosystem “Artificial Nature”, exploring the expansion of media art towards ‘art-as-it-could-be’. It is an amalgam of play, research, and art, which raises questions regarding the trans-disciplinary interpretation of both subjective beauty and objective truth in art and biology.

 

Eunsu Kang is an artist, a researcher, and an educator who explores the intersection of art and machine learning, one of the core methods for building AI. She has been making interactive art installations and performances, teaching art-making using machine learning methods, and recently she is also looking into the possibility of creative AI. She was a tenured art professor and currently is a faculty member at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science. She started her artist career with video installations and single-channel videos. After more than 100 exhibitions, her works have transformed into interactive and interdisciplinary art projects, which currently focuses on the new area of AI art. 

 

ABOUT THE MODERATOR:

Xin Wang is an art historian and curator based in New York. Past curatorial projects include Ink Art: Past as Present in Contemporary China, Metropolitan Museum of Art (2013, New York), Field Meeting of Asian Contemporary Art Week (2014, New York), artist Lu Yang’s solo debut in New York: Arcade (2014, New York), THE BANK SHOW: Vive le Capital and THE BANK SHOW: Hito Steyerl (2015, Shanghai), chin(A)frica: an interface (2017, New York), and Life and Dreams: Photography and Media Art in China since the 1990s (2018, Ulm, Germany). Her writing has appeared in E-flux journal, Artforum, Art in America, Kaleidoscope, Hyperallergic, and Leap. She has lectured widely at art institutions worldwide, most recently at the Para/Site International Conference (Hong Kong, 2017), Conversations at Art Basel Hong Kong (2018), Columbia University (New York. 2018), Tranen Center for Contemporary Art (Copenhagen, 2019), School of Visual Arts (New York, 2019), Queens Museum (New York, 2019), Taikang Art Space (Beijing, 2019) and as the keynote speaker for the “Asia/Technics” conference at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2019). She also served on the jury for the XITEK New Talent Award (Beijing, 2018) and the inaugural open call at The Shed (New York, 2018). Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in modern and contemporary art at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, Wang also works as the Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art and manages the discursive archive on Asian Futurisms at afuturism.tumblr.com

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Thurs, Sept. 26, 2019 | 6:30 PM

PANEL DISCUSSION: MEMORIES IN TIME AND SPACE 

Join us for a panel discussion with Richard Vine (Managing Editor of Art in America), Carol Parkinson (Executive Director of Harvestworks), Daniel Palkowski (composer and digital sound specialist) and Hahkyung Darline Kim, moderated by Raphaele Shirley (multimedia artist).

Within the context of the Korean Media Arts Festival exhibition Technoimagination: Memories in Time and Space, the panel will explore the relationship of time, space, memory and history and the ways in which artists use traditional and new media to re-evaluate our understanding of collective and individual memories.

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Fri, Sept. 20, 2019 | 6-8 PM

ARTIST TALK: YOON CHUNG HAN IN CONVERSATION WITH DOOEUN CHOI 

Join interactive media artist and award-winning interaction designer Yoon Chung Han as she discusses her practice with media art curator and consultant, DooEun Choi.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Yoon Chung Han is an interactive media artist, award-winning interaction designer and currently an assistant professor in the department of design at San José State University. Over the past 10 years, she has created a wide range of interactive 2D/3D audiovisual art installations including biologic art, data visualization and sonification, generative art and audiovisual interface design. She earned her BFA and MFA at Seoul National University, her second MFA in Design | Media Arts at University of California, Los Angeles, and holds a PhD in media arts and technology from University of California, Santa Barbara. Han regularly participates in international media art exhibitions and symposiums including ISEA 2017 (Colombia), ACM CHI 2017 (Denver, USA), IEEE VIS 2016 (Baltimore, USA 2016), ZKM (Karlsruhe, Germany 2015), ACM SIGGRAPH 2013 (Anaheim, CA), and Geumcheon Art Space (Seoul, Korea, 2014).

ABOUT THE MODERATOR
DooEun Choi is an independent curator and art consultant based in New York. Choi has recently worked as co-curator of Aurora Biennial 2018 in Dallas, art director of Da Vinci Creative 2015/2017, and chief curator of Art Center Nabi in Seoul. Since 2000, she has also curated numerous international media art exhibitions in Kyoto, Beijing, Madrid, Geneva, Enghien-les-Bains, Istanbul, Montreal, San Jose, New York, Linz and many other cities across Korea. Choi’s previous projects include Han Youngsoo: Photographs of Seoul 1956–63 at ICP MANA (2017); Why Future Still Needs Us: AI and Humanity at Art Center Nabi, QUT Art Museum in Brisbane (2016–17); BIAN (INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL ART BIENNIAL), at Arsenal Montreal (2016); Mediacity Seoul 2012 Biennial, at Seoul Museum of Art; and ZERO1 Biennial 2012, at Zero1 Garage. DooEun Choi is currently working on Quayola: Asymmetric Archaeology touring exhibition and BIAN (INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL ART BIENNIAL) 2020 in Montreal.

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