Dawoon Park

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A lecture performance, Summersnowglobalism at Rundgang 2022 - Universität der Künste Berlin
18:20-18:40, 23. 07. 2022
Medienhaus, Grunewaldstraße 2-5, 10823, Berlin, Germany
Exhibition




OTHER-Control vs. SELF-Determination

08. 07. - 24. 07. 2022
designtransfer, Berlin, Germany
Exhibition




Selected Projects


A Lecture Performance, Summersnowglobalism

summersnowglobalism.net

Moonage Daydream

Spirit of Kitchen

Solarsound

Face Value

Scenery Between-Window 3

Scenery Between-Window 2
Scenery Between-Window 1

Unstable Mask

Buddha of Capitalism

Waste Does Not Communicate

Skipping Hierarchy

The Self Captured in Absolute Black


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Summersnowglobalism




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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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Unstable Mask




The fundamental function of the mask is immunological defence. However, in many Asian countries, this purpose of use is currently giving way to the neurological defence. McLuhan outlined that the Internet is primarily a tactile media. Millennials are the abrasion patients worn by over-communication and hyper-information in the internet and SNS. The other, real-life world is too rough to communicate for them. The other must be defended against, the same as viruses and fine dust. Wearing a mask is a symptom of neurological defence. Even before the corona outbreak, wearing a mask was business as usual for many Koreans.

With social distancing measures in order, we rush to the screen to meet colleagues, friends and family who can’t cause infection. In the sector of digital computing, everything that interferes with communication is eliminated. FaceTime's “gaze correction” is a digital mask that temporarily overshadows the inevitably unaligned gaze. Our eyes are a nuisance that have to be removed.

Why do we still have eyes? What does our body in quarantine exist for? The human body is facing neglect and isolation.

“Unstable Mask” entirely overturns the schemes of the immunological and neurological defense of a mask. "Unstable Mask" consists of two masks sewn side by side with each end of them. Therefore, in order to wear it, physical contact with the Other is inevitable. The memory of a neglected body is returned to the self through the warmth of the Other.


Year of production :
2020

Exhibitions :
2020 COVID-19 Diaries. designtransfer, Berlin, DE



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