Work

STATEMENT

As an Indigenous Korean, I am continuously searching for Korean practices and knowledge that pre-existed the hierarchical lineage from dynasties to nation-states. This knowledge was literally buried in the ground during the Japanese colonization and as a result, erased from daily practice, only returning to contemporary culture as a neutralized and fetishized image devoid of any ethics or operational models for behavior.

This has led me to construct a self-reflexive, performative and ad-hoc research practice that both mines archived non-linear social protocols abstracted from indigenous social protocols, and applying them to contemporary cybernetic systems of capital.

In relation to today’s technological parlance of the User, I’ve termed this practice as Use-based ethics which requires a personal performative commitment to all technologies, both material and immaterial, organic and non-organic, that I come into contact with in order to nurture environments of novelty and dynamic equality.

This is the core of the Perspectivist and Animist ethical relation the world that Indigenous Koreans incorporated into their daily practices. Every second was an ethical decision, and even more precisely, every thought was an ethical decision.

As such, this practice has led me down peculiar pathways, because I have to pay rigorous attention to all social exchanges I engage in order to explicitly structure and execute contracts that continue the propagation of novelty and dynamic equality. Some results of this Use-Based Ethical Art Practice can be seen in the work – God Hid My Ass Inside of a Korean.

 

WORKS

God Hid My Ass Inside of a Korean

#Use-Based Ethics

 

uKnow

#deep_learning_troll

 

Fluid Head

#vision_as_prosthetic

 

refugee_to_president_to_artist_to_heretic

#networkedsurfaces #filter #searchaslabor #perceptualextensions

 

Troll Food

#networkedSurvival #networkedEmergence

 

Too Small to Fail

#conversation #bailouts #blackmail #paranoia #nonlinearTactics

 

Transmission Fluid

#screenCulture #distributionOfBodies #sharingCulture #networkedWar

 

What are We Doing so Far from Paradise*

#digitizationOfBodies #lawAsSlowMotionWarfare

 

Raw Quinoa

 #perpetualCrisis 

 

Unmanned Aerial Vacation

 #networkedWar 

 

Defection

 #disidentification

 

20/20/20/20

 #networkedMorality

 

Encore *

 #realVirtuality

Barcode Orchestra *

 #hacks

 

National Suspicious Activity Research Institute

 #suspiciousSigns

El Milagro Chileno *

 #planetaryEconomy

The Collective White House *

 #nonlinearAgency

* Collaborations