[ISEA2016] Artist Statement: Hye Yeon Nam — Wonderland

Artist Statement

Animation, 2015, 3’40”, ISEA2016 Hong Kong Open Sky Project Honorable Mention

Space takes on multiple definitions. For me, I understand space as the sum of cultural and social forces that act on me. Through the space, my body feels all changes around me instantly and intimately. When I move from Korea to the United States, my body became a gauge that felt my displacement and recognized not only the conformity inflicted on me in the United States, but it also allowed me to deconstruct the rule from my hometown that I had taken for granted as normal. In my video piece, I attempt to convey the feeling of displacement by acting of walking backward and playing reversely.

  • Hye Yeon Nam (Korea/USA) is a digital media artist and HCI designer exploring how technology can improve our interactions with other agents – humans, robots, or nature. She foregrounds the complexity of social relationships by making the familiar strange and interpreting everyday behaviors in performative ways. hynam.org