Revealuxion [ Performance ]

Kieun Kim

Year:

2015

Media:

Bobbins, Bolts and Nuts, Elastic Stretch Polyester Strings, Nylon Strings, Stainless Steel 14-Inch Skewers

Size (cm):

100 x 75 x 75

Roma 2019

Other works

Revealuxion [ Video Installation ]

Kieun Kim

Year:

2015

Media:

Projector, Screen, Mannequin, Bobbins, Bolts and Nuts, Elastic Stretch Polyester Strings, Nylon Strings, Stainless Steel 14-Inch Skewers

Size (cm):

200 x 200 x 150

Roma 2019

Revealuxion [ Video Installation ]

Kieun Kim

Year:

2016

Media:

Video Projector, Pine Circle Plaques, Yarns, Wooden Mannequin Hands, LEDs, Acrylic Sheets, Bolts and Nuts

Size (cm):

400 x 460 x 550

Roma 2019

Biography

Kieun is a ground breaking, creative artist and performer. Featured in the New York Times, Kieun's work has been highly acclaimed as being truly unique and innovative, one of the very few artists today with a tremendous passion and gift for fusing artistic expression with technology.

Her work displays interactive art, installation, physical computing, soft circuits, vital signs and wearable technology. This creativity also demonstrates self-portraits, emotional expressions, and the human connection. She aims to focus on interactive healing effects between people on a variety of projects. Kieun believes her art is expressed in everything she touches. As her portfolio illustrates, her passion for art is interdisciplinary and expressed across diverse media.

She experimented and presented in various forms of multimedia installation. Her representative project, Revealuxion was invited to exhibit at School 33 Art Center 2018, MD, U.S.A., Space in Art New York Gallery 2016, NY, U.S.A., Governors Island Art Fair 2016, NY, U.S.A., and World Maker Faire 2016, NY, U.S.A..

Kieun received Master of Fine Arts degree in Design and Technology at Parsons School of Design on May, 2015. She is currently working as a New York/Baltimore based new media artist and a visual designer in United States.

Project

Revealuxion is a version of new media art composed of the shapes and mechanisms inspired by cocoons and marionettes. The video symbolizes a dynamic hole presenting a struggled butterfly in the chrysalis. She integrates all her experimental documentary videos into the kaleidoscope effects. She views herself as a young butterfly, through the reflection of chrysalis as a representation of her alter ego, she expresses suffering and patience that is embedded in her artwork.

The title came from a combination of Reveal and Lux. She combined them to reveal herself through the intensity of illumination and body movements. Initially, Revealuxion was an experimental garment for performance, which used LED lights connected to brainwaves as a mental representation and finger movements as a physical representation. She designed organic shapes by fragile satin ice acrylic materials like her concept concentrating on the self-portrait, self-esteem, aesthetic emotions, and human connection. A butterfly naturally struggles for its independence and a marionette is controlled by human fingers. However, in the performance, she voluntarily positioned herself in a chrysalis and used her fingers to control her own movements coming out of the small hole.

To extend journey of imagination, she installed exhibitions of a video projector with white threads and wooden mannequin hands. Revealuxion was invited to exhibit at School 33 Art Center 2018, MD, USA, Space in Art New York Gallery 2016, NY, USA, Governors Island Art Fair 2016, NY, USA, and World Maker Faire 2016, NY, USA.

Audiences would feel empathy, sympathy, and healing moment through Kieun’s solitary journey.

Kieun Kim

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