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

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 has 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. 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.

2020