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Joon Sung

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majority of my work. I am working closely with several great musicians as collaborators, their names are Neal Williams, Monti Medley and Dylan Tinlun Chan. They generously give me permissions to use either existing or customized music for my work. Before taking leave from this interesting conversation I would like to pose a question about the nature of the relation with your audience: during these years your works have been exhibited in several important occasions around the world, including your recent participation to the Inconnu Festival, France. What impressions have you received in these occasions? And in particular, do you consider the issue of audience reception as being a crucial component of your decisionmaking process in terms of what type of language for a particular context?

Although audience reception to my work isn’t my primary concern, earning recognition for my effort in peer-reviewed competitions or festivals is always great, and it gives me strong motivation to get into another project. For me, creating a work of art is the way I express who I am. It would be great if someone understands what I am doing and appreciates what I think beautiful.

It is an anti-clichÊ animation that doesn't work its magic right away, and tends to avoid certain orthodox types of storytelling. This piece will be somewhat ambiguous and beyond full comprehension but emotionally more accessible. Each artist has a very particular taste, interest, and likes-dislikes. Likes- dislike sounds somewhat childish behavior, but I feel our reasoning functions are often steered by those low-level binary reactions of like or dislike, interest or indifference, trust or distrust‌ these decisions are made immediately and are as unpredictable, irrational, and unmanageable as acts of nature. I like the world that is well moderated. I do not like the weather to be too sunny. I do not like a work of art that I may wholly understand. I do not like whatsoever that is too obvious.

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Thanks a lot for your time and for sharing your thoughts, Joon. Finally, would you like to tell us readers something about your future projects? How do you see your work evolving?

Besides experimental video and animation, I am currently making a character animation through which I like to bring up some philosophical topics about life.

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