Dawoon Park

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SUB TEI Berlin, Germany

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Kunstraum Potsdamer Straße, Berlin, Germany
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Scenery Between-Window 3

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Buddha of Capitalism

Waste Does Not Communicate

Skipping Hierarchy

The Self Captured in Absolute Black


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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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Scenery Between-Windows 2 (窓-間의 풍경 2)





This short experimental video consists of performative manipulations in web conferencing systems such as BigBlueButton and FaceTime.—Under COVID-19, the SoSe2020 in Berlin University of the Arts(UdK) took place on BigBlueButton.

In the sense that it is an intermediary between scattered individuals, the digital ‘windows(窓)’ such as BigBlueBotton and FaceTime can be called ‘間’, meaning ‘between’, itself. Its somewhat abstract concept perhaps signifies all material and immaterial things that exist in between scattered things. In a digital ‘window(窓)’ where space is replaced by the web, it can be connected infinitely from '間' to '間'. The digital environment is the 'between-windows(窓-間) as such.

Yi Sang's Poem 'Mirror'(1933), quoted in the video, utilises a stream-of-consciousness technique to experiment interiority, separation from inside one's self as well as the outer world. It evinces the desolate internal landscape of modern humanity, which is fragmented and, therefore, anxious and fearful.

The 'Mirror' modified to 'Kan(間)' is read by the artificial production of human speech, which can be produced with only about 40 minutes of voice recording. Today, no one sings a poem, but a digital minstrel, who is created by concatenating pieces of recorded speech that are stored in a database, is singing and reciting while wandering 'between-windows(窓-間)'.

Perhaps humans flowing as digital signals are more sensational and hysterical in a more sophisticated synthesised form than the fragmented modern man described by Yi Sang. Also, with a somewhat narcissistic attitude, they keep their mind on taking selfies, trying to connect only to things that suit their preference.


Year of production :
2020

Exhibition :
2020 Expanding Spaces. Frontyard C/O Berlin, DE




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