Dawoon Park

Dawoon Park is a media artist and researcher born in South Korea and currently based in Germany. She studied Visual Communication Design in Seoul and New Media in Berlin. She is keen to work at the intersection of visual art, theory and practice. Her recent research focuses on the analysis of the hybrid spaces in between nature and culture and social relations of networks made up of human-nonhuman being and things. It takes the form of texts, performances, film and installations. Medium and materials are carefully selected according to the context of the philosophy and media theory on top of which her practice is grounded. Digital technology and electronic components make up a core part of her work.


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A Lecture Performance, Summersnowglobalism


Unwelcome but dear poplar seeds, not icily crystalized, but fuzzily cottony, the so-called 'summer snow.' In looking through different transparent layers–the summer snow through the windows, a gust of snow flurry through a snow globe, and composting earth through the window on the pot–, I tell a story about otherly "Globe-Realization" together by connectivity and disconnectivity of bodies. In this fictional world but bodily reality, "Summersnowglobe," there is nothing in stillness but ceaseless generations.

2022


Performing the lecture "Summersnowglobalism", Medienhaus, Berlin, 2022, by Dawoon Park

Scenery Between-Windows 3 


Queen Elizabeth II is featured on more banknotes in more countries than any other individual. The pervasiveness of a national representative suggests historical and political hegemony in international relations. The digital economic geography yet under the lasting influence of this legacy seems to alter in a different way, namely by 'sharing'. Influencers who were empowered by being entangled in the network play a pivotal role in encouraging a decentralized world.

The 20-pound note has a transparent window with a portrait of Queen Elizabeth. Through the window, the audience sees a sneak peek of the morphing images of two datasets, the faces of 317 national representatives on banknotes and the faces of 1001 internet users.

2021




Scenery Between-Windows 2


칸/間:

1. a unit for counting closed spaces. box; partition; cell; room; space
2. an intervening time or space. interstice; in-between; interval

Window(창/窓):

1. a separate or multiple viewing areas as part of a graphical user interface(GUI) on a computer display screen in a system, usually scaleable by the user, stretched on any side, minimized, maximized, and closed.

The movie proceeds from the view of windows of my cell where self-isolation was underway, during Covid-19's restriction reached its peak, to the view of Windows on web conferencing systems. Uncertain memories are streamlined through the endless concatenation of Windows.


2020



Face Value

Zoom is a face-centric communication tool. When the camera is off, the dynamics between participants are undermined to an extreme. On the other hand, once the face is employed, it can be used as the source for a dataset.

The machine has learned a set of faces and corresponding face values from 315 banknotes. The algorithm analyzes in real-time the approximation of participants' faces on Zoom and banknotes' faces. The corresponding face value of the note pops reactively upon the face engaged.

2021