[ISEA2019] Artist Statement: Jayoung Chung — Fiat Lux

Artist Statement

ISEA2019 Closing Performance and handover event

Fiat Lux is an interdisciplinary performance creating a narrative of another start of a light at the closing ceremony of ISEA2019 which sheds light upon the theme Lux Aeterna (Eternal Light). The paradoxical relation between light and darkness is shown through the corollary generation of shadow from the creation of light. After the solar eclipse with which the light is temporarily concealed, the resurrection of light begins.
Credits: Director/Video Jayoung Chung, Stage Management Geun Tae Park, Stage Lighting Junkwon Kim, Music Sangmin Park, Performers Banya lee, Seokyung Kook, Miso Lee, Daegeum (flute) Hwangchul Lim, Percussion Jiyoung Lim, Production Assistant Junyeop Kim, Video Mapping Assistants Hyejin Park, Sujin Lee.

The event, and ISEA2019, will end with the handing over to the organisers of ISEA2020 from Montreal, Canada.

Video recording of the performance:  youtu.be/liIT2Fpyb6k


  • Although Jayoung Chung majored in visual arts, she learned to play three Korean traditional instruments in her childhood, so her body remembers those unique sounds as well as the physical motions involved in creating them. She incorporates the music she composes and performs with sounds of nature to create her visuals via the technology of sound processing programs she has personally developed. Throughout her work, there is harmony between traditional arts and contemporary technology. She has been awarded residencies at Asia Culture Center, Eyebeam, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, ZK/U in Berlin, Watermill Center which is run by Robert wilson, Yaddo fellowship, Edrawd Albee, Swing Space at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) in 2012, Culturehub in 2011, an organization that values cross-cultural artistic collaboration, I-Park Foundation and AHL residency in 2011. She received an MPS from ITP at the Tisch School of Arts in New York University in 2010.