Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
A movement is a tool that expresses the subject I pursue, ‘mechanization of human beings’. There are many technologies that replace humans these days, such as artificial intelligence. This makes me skeptical and afraid of being replaced as an artist in the future. Paradoxically, people, including myself, are enthusiastic about it, indicating that we do embrace the mechanization process as a society.
I will reveal this phenomenon of coexistence by demonstrating the possibility that machines cannot replace us, through motion experiments where rules increase, first starting with the reliance on intuition. I will explore not only the things that machines cannot replace but also the differences between individuals, through various interpretations between people, and movement experiments from analog to digital. I would like to explain this through the intervention of reason, which I frame as a factor that hinders intuition, and that I represent as a rule. To clarify, this way of representation is a rule-making process that I have defined in contrast to intuition.
Through my projects, starting with the exploration of what intuition is, I want to describe how intuition disappears as the rules increase, and how my movements become increasingly mechanized through various experiments. In the absence of rules, only intuition exists, and when rules are added gradually, each movement explains how intuition disappears and how the movement becomes rigid and restricted. My question is the exploration of the process of human beings becoming closer to machines when they follow rules. Every work is pursuing the same subject, but expressed in different ways of translation of mediums including sound, painting, graphics, photography, and movement-based performance.
Chung, Yukyung, "Movement, Mechanization, and Coexistence" (2023). Masters Theses. 1043.
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