Daily Archives: November 9, 2013

Han River Project

Han River Project (3’26’’)

Han River Project

   Han River Project Public information image at Han River’s civic group

           <Image Project>

Director : Dong-Eun LEE

Name of Project :Change of writing in Chinese characters in Han river

Run time : About 3 minutes

Use : Opening image for discussion seminar

Purpose of project : With image, it can be a very effective way for the opening of discussion seminar. This seminar is about movement that change the symbol of Korean national identity Han river’s orthography to 漢江 → 韓江

Way of image production : Suggest rights for change 漢江 to 韓江 and in order to look back our national indemnity, emphasize the Korean historical side.

Content :

1. 漢城 → 首, 漢江 → 韓江

-Change Han Sung to Seoul, Changing and rewriting Han river to Han(韓) river represent the rights.


2. Are we the Korean race or the Chinese minority races among the more than 50 races?

Why do we still use Han river as a 漢江, even Han river was an living base after the period of the three states?

-Questionize and then conclude(covey the strong meaning with sound effect and caption)


3. Han river is our living base after the period of three states

* Cultual side: Apgujeoung, to Han nam through beautiful Han river, there are lots of works

– Image documenting about Korean poem of old artiest and Han river

* Economic sid : After the period of three states, Han river provide the economic development with water traffic

– Image of historic material date of Han river water traffic

* Historical side: As all world new cultual stats near the big river, our national history which is the period of the three states stats near the Han river. Every past countries’s raise and fall was depends on the area of Han river and inform the importance of Han river and historical meaning

– Show the view of Han river from past to now.


4. Even South Korea is in a Chines cultural are, Korea create the best letter Han Gul in the world. like this, with our spirit and root, Korea has to re-order the way of write Han River and fix Korean’s wrong history(Korea is the part of chinese).

– Conclusion : Image filming about move the Turtle ship from Icheon prot to Tongyeoung at November 9th. (Re open the ship’s course from Han river to the western sea course in 50 years)


5. 漢江 → 韓江

– Maximize the conclusion with sound effect and caption

Projecting the Future

Projecting the Future (4’25’’)

Projecting the Future

Produce thesis image at Ewha Women’s Art and design graduated School, “Projecting the future”

When you rub liquid form latex which is harmless to humans on your body about 15minutes, clothes that you could see body line as it is made.

The clothes with special quality of material and use for 15 minutes could absorb and reflect the lights. These clothes are like future clothes that we could see and imagine in SF movie. This is the theme of this image.

Also not only participate in image work but also paint work because I could paint personally before the liquid condition latex clothes change to clothes.

The Springtime of Daddy & 42.195…

The Springtime of Daddy and 42.195

The Springtime of Daddy (7’27’’)

Produce and direct an image picture at Duk Won Subscription valor season, part of Korean creation valor (Big Theater at Seoul Education Cultural center).

This is an image of Korean traditional one’s original dance performance. Theme is father’s who is a leader of family heavy and hard mind in IMF time at 1997.

This is one part of image use total 15 minutes in performance,


Produce and direct an image picture at Duk Won Subscription valor season, part of Korean creation valor (KBS Hall, Seoul)

This is an image of Korean traditional one’s original dance performance. Here is a theme. In 1936 11th Olympic Games in Berlin Germany, when South Korea was colony of Japan, even marathon player whose name is Ki Jung Son got fist gold medal and gave hope to all Korean people, he had to lower his head when he won the gold medal because on his heart there were Japanese flag instead of Korean flag.

This image is one part of performance that filming live for 15minutes.

Figure Drawing

Figure Drawing

Written by Peter Jenny

Subject of my art work is “communication”. Firstly, I search the meaning of “communication” for dictionary .Communication (from Latin commūnicāre, meaning “to share” ) is the activity of conveying information through the exchange of thoughts, messages, or information, as by speech, visuals, signals, writing, or behavior. It is the meaningful exchange of information between two or more living creatures.

Among that meanings,writing:Letter and signal evoke my inspiration of my art works.This book, Figure Drawing,  make me fulfill such my demands.

Basically,this book of contents suggests conceals ;abstracts and it remains intentionally metaphorical in the representation of human body,teaching the way to see diverse stuff with open mind,which is categorized in 22 different groups. Among them, two sections linked with my subject are introduced in here,my blog.

LETTER, The alphabet offers a set of forms that can be used for more than just written communication

UNCOVER : SIGNAL:PATTERN, Strains,jumbles of lines, and amorphous patterns entice us to create order.

Marcel Duchamp

Marcel Duchamp

Published by The Museum of Modern Art and Philadelphia Museum of Art

Edited by Anne D’Harnoncourt and Kynaston Mcshine

Leonardo Da Vinci, Cezanne, or Picasso? Who is most famous artist in western art history? It could be all three of them. However, at after 20th century, so as in age of modern art, the Marcel Duchamp is one of most famous and important artist. There are all kinds of extraordinary works of art of him, and one of most famous work is Fountain. As you see, this work is man‘s urinal. Will this art? So to speak conclusion first, the answer is “Yes”.

Let’s take a look one by one, how could this urinal be a art work. In 1917, this work exhibited at Salon des Artistes Independents hosted the United States independence artist association. This work was enough to be the talk of the town as it is now. At fist time, this work flatly refused to exhibit from the host, because this work can be seen for fun. Even though, in Salon des Artistes Independents, anyone can participated in if they pay exhibition expense 6 million dollars, after long discussion, operation committee member decide that this work is not for Salon des Artistes Independents.(In 1917, this first work remain just as picture by photographer whose name is Stieglitz, second one is in 1951, and Third 8 works that ordered as limited edition remain until now.) Duchamp signed ‘R. MUTT 1917 in urinal, instead of his name, R. MUTT is the name of manufacturer of lavatory products who made this urinal.

Duchamp hide himself completely, because the only thing he does that he gets existing urinal, signed it and he turn that in, so we can not blame him. Prior to this, Duchamp already has done his work that he does not make it by himself. These are Bottle Rack in 1915 and the work name of “In Advance of the Broken Arm.” The one is as it says wine bottle rack and the other one is big spade when you shovel the snow. Urinal, bottle rack, and snow spade are mass-produced ready- made goods from the factory.

Duchamp put ready made goods as a work of art after he sign on goods. The fact that ready made goods has some artist’s signature, that means common subjects move to art area. The role of traditional artist is that reproducing some subjects or situations as realistically. However, after Duchamp’s attempt, now artist does not remain just reproducing, artist being dispread that they has to speak and suggest actively.

Once we step into the 20 century , art field was changed due to appearance of Marcel Duchamp. Before Marcel Duchamp, artists just revive situation and objects with painting and sculpture in their art works. However, after Marcel Duchamp, art works do not reappear as traditional and direct of painting and sculpture any more, but actively suggest. It means that the creative act is not performed by the artist alone. Artist and viewer has to be together, and because of that communication can be possible. In other words, the age that artist and viewer can communicate with art work as a media, opened.

Let’s back to Fountain. Fountain has shape that man’s urinal lay down at an angle of 90 degree on the pedestal. Regarding this way, Duchamp identify ready made products with the statue. Also, he puts urinal on the pedestal, and tries to look like as statue. On statue, pedestal is tool that like the frame in painting that make art work more like artistic. More over, Duchamp raises a question about some specific area exhibition center. When urinal is in the toilets, it works good as it is, however when urinal is in the exhibition center, with artist signature on it, people thinks differently. In other words, viewer regard urinal as an art work. Interesting points in here, if we

drop the prejudice about urinal, and just look as a object, it could be seen attractive. Just do not think function of urinal, and take a look as essential form of object. Smooth surface and soft curves evoke massing, and it is enough attractive and comparable to fair free-from sculpture.

Duchamp has already known all about that. This is provocative problem presentation about institutionalized and formatted art system. Get out of shown on art, require of communication between artist and viewer. What is art and what is not art? I admire Duchamp’s informal idea that incapacitate formatted art system. His talented imagination verger modern art’s spectrum to infinity.