Crystallize - New Media Art Lab Korea & UK

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DATES 4 - 6 November 2013 OPENING TIME 10am - 5pm

VENUE Old Billingsgate, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, 16 Lower Thames St, London EC3R 6DX

NAM JUNE PAIK _ DOCUMENTA 6 SATELLITE TELECAST Nam June Paik, the Korean artist, world famous provocateur and founder of video art pioneered the innovative use of technological tools that artists continue to practice today. The first to voice the phrase “electronic super highway” as early as 1974, Paik saw the boundless possibilities offered by broadcasting and the Internet age. Within the exhibition a shrine to Paik features ‘Documenta 6 Satellite Telecast’ (1977) his collaborative work with Joseph Beuys and Douglas Davis, the world’s first live satellite performance broadcast simultaneously into 25 different countries.


JEREMY BAILEY _ THE FUTURE OF TELEVISION Crystallize features the “Famous New Media Artist” Jeremy Bailey who is regarded as an artist who evokes the spirit of Nam June Paik most. His work explores custom software in a performative context, offering parodies of new media vocabularies. ‘Future of Television’ uses facial recognition technology to show television channels on his face. Whilst the same technology would apply to self-driven cars in the future, it is the self-depreciating manner and fun that he uses the technique to question the place of television in artists’ work at present and touches self-promoting culture by being “user-controlled”.


JE BAAK _ THE STRUCTURE OF ‘The Structure of ’ presents a concept that there are only two artificially generated extreme emotions that people can feel when on thrill rides in an amusement park. Whether it is fear or pleasure, collages of all the different types of thrill rides, Je Baak creates figures that evoke these mixed emotions. The feel of emptiness also occurs whilst the endless repetition somehow changes thrill into pain. They look beautiful yet scary, enjoyable yet painful at the same time.


GINA CZARNECKI _ PALACES Gina Czarnecki’s ‘Palaces’ is a public participatory sculpture made in collaboration with Professor Sara Rankin from Imperial College.
 The palace grows as the thousands of baby teeth, donated by children around the world are attached and preserved within the crystal resin sculpture.
Palaces is part of a larger body of art called The Wasted Works, that looks at recycling of organs and tissue, legislation and medical research, stem cell therapy, the notion of ownership applied to ‘clinical waste’ and our understanding of informed consent.



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DAVID OGLE _ 08024 David Ogle’s work deals with notions of permanence, perception and the materiality of objects. Light acts as a sculptural medium in much of the work, with spaces becoming intersected and manipulated by geometric forms that distort a viewer’s perception of their environment and their navigations around it. The works are innately ephemeral, each constructed within the parameters of a specific site for a specific time – a context from which the work is inseparable.



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SANG UN JEON _ TRAILERS ARCHIVE, VIRTUAL CITY Sang Un Jeon witnesses that every cultural idea is communicated and transmitted from one mind to another with an unprecedented speed. Jeon focuses on the visualization of hybridized visual culture, creating the most unexpected objects. 7


Kira Kim metaphorical piece uses photography, video, LED and other new media in his socially focused but humorous work. Ranging from organised gang members and exercising housewives to multi-national fast food joints and oriental china, his subject matters show the diverse yet somewhat standardised characteristics of modern life. Kira throws a camera from 29th floor of a building, then from a bridge and the work is generated from these actions.



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Terry Ryu Kim looks at the technology and architecture of social spaces and their controlling effect on movement as well as exploring the body as it is represented through surveillance and considered in design. When some aspects of public spaces where surveillance and host-guest relationship is crucial, such as hospitals, airports and public transport: Kim manipulates screens to accentuate their presence, references liminal, functional zones in interiors such as revolving doors, while the long rows of screens create an artificial and provisional corridor controlling the viewer’s entry into the space.


LEENAM LEE _ BATTLE OF SEOLMARI Leenam Lee’s cartoon screens combine classical painting with digital technology. Using the five pieces of an oriental folding screen as digital screens, past classic art work is brought to life, heavily embedded with symbols expressing the passing of time, causes and consequences from analog to a digital world.



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SAM MEECH _ KNITTED HORSE IN MOTION Sam Meech uses domestic knitting machines to explore the parallels between digital images and textiles. Using both punchcard-operated and ‘hacked’ electronic machines, Meech looks at ways in which the devices can be used to develop simple moving image experiments alongside analogue interpretations of digital video compression. He is also looking at the uses of the punchcard as a means for controlling workers and is currently auditing contemporary working patterns within the digital economy, revealing the shift from Robert Owens’ ideal - ‘8 hours labour, 8 hours recreation, 8 hours rest’.


SEMICONDUCTOR _ WORLDS IN THE MAKING ‘Worlds in the Making’ is an epic three channel moving image work by Semiconductor that explores how we observe, experience and create an understanding of the physical origins of the world around us. By appropriating the tools and processes of volcanology to re-interpret the primordial landscapes of our volcanic planet, Semiconductor create a world slightly removed from the one we think we know, disrupting our everyday assumptions of reality and questioning how science affects our experience of natural world.


PAUL SULLIVAN _ NOODLE BAR In 2008-2009, Static Gallery carried out a project with its roots in 19th century painter Manet’s ‘A bar at the Folies Bergere’, using an artwork as a mirror to reflect society. The project plots the setting up of a noodle bar on the outside of the gallery in Liverpool to be staffed by a Korean family selected by application. The project explores not only the technical, legal and bureaucratic frameworks of movement within a globalized society, but also the emotions and desires that lie behind migration.


PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS p.1 Nam June Paik, Documenta 6 Satellite Telecast, 1977, Courtesy Electronic Arts Intermix (Eai), New York p.2 Jeremy Bailey, The Future Of Television, Still image, 2012 p.3 Je Baak, The Structure Of, Still images, 2010 p.5 Gina Czarnecki, Palaces, Installation view, 2012, Portals, Installation view, 2013 p.6 David Ogle, 08024, Installation view, 2013 Sang Un Jeon, Trailers Archive, Still image, 2011 p.7 Ayoung Kim, Please Return To Busan Port, Still image, 2012 p.8 Kira Kim, On The Bridge, Still image, 2013 Suhee Kim, Text Meaning Image, Installation view, 2013 p.9 Terry Ryu Kim, Screening Solution IV, Installation view Photo By Peter Hope Š 2013 p.10 Leenam Lee, Battle Of Seolmari, Installation view, 2013 Dave Lynch, Project Nimbus, Installation view, 2013 p.11 Sam Meech, Knitted Horse In Motion , Installation view, 2013 p.12 Semiconductor, Worlds In The Making, Installation view at Fact (Foundation For Art And Creative Technology) 2011 Photo: Brian Slater p.13 Paul Sullivan, Noodle Bar, Still image 2008


Brochure design by Hyemi Na 15

DATES 4 - 6 November 2013 OPENING TIME 10am - 5pm

VENUE Old Billingsgate, 1 Old Billingsgate Walk, 16 Lower Thames St, London EC3R 6DX