Taeyoon Choi works in both Seoul and New York City as a new media and performance artist. He also categorizes himself as a cultural organizer. Choi works mostly in video, photo, drawing, and robotics.
Lumpens is a group of young Koreans working as “animators,” using video, projections, light shows, and performance. They often collaborate with musicians and dancers. Their main focus is how to escape the screen and interact with the audience as they pursue the fantasy of the visual and auditory senses. Their work falls somewhere between fine art and commercialism. “Lumpens is a German word for “class lower than the bourgeoisie.”
Yeondoo Jung is a photographer from Seoul, South Korea. He is a magician-like visual artist who can be described as an “anti-illusionist” working with human technology. Jung feels that people today live in a fantasy world because of media and the Internet, so the idea of what is real and what is not real has become meaningless. One of his photo series is called “Wonderland.” For this series, he collected thousands of children’s drawings and picked several of them to recreate in photography.
“Documentary Nostalgia” is a six-scene movie that was recorded in one take. The camera was left in a fixed position and the sets changed within the shot. Elderly people were interviewed about the most memorable events of their lives, and the sets were created based on those stories.