[ISEA2015] Artists Statement: Tiffany Sanchez & Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo – PREY

Artists Statement

Experimental hybrid book (2015)

Prey is an exploration in digital storytelling through the infusion of the old with the new, a hybrid grafting of the organic with the inorganic to create an entirely new form of codex. While the design is driven by an earthy handcrafted aesthetic, each novel hosts a unique system of interactive technologies. Upon first glance, they appear as a trilogy of standard vintage volumes. Once opened, readers will find their characters carefully embodied and thoroughly embedded within their pages.

  • Tiffany Sanchez is an emerging Texas artist who believes old, broken, dead, or warped things can be very beautiful. Her compositions are largely comprised of organic, raw, and repurposed materials often left to decay. They vary from life-size installations to miniatures that can easily be held in one hand. Tiffany is currently pursuing an MFA in Visualization at Texas A&M University, USA.
  • Jinsil Hwaryoung Seo is an interactive artist/researcher focusing on aesthetics of interactive experience. She is an assistant professor in the Department of Visualization at Texas A&M University, USA. With interactive art practice, Seo investigates the intersection between body, nature and technology. Her current research concentrates on designing for tangible and kinetic aesthetics in the contexts of art, education, and health.

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