Artists Statement: Hwayong Jung used new technology as tool to create experience that extend and inform his creative process. It enable him to draw and re-interpret classical art and design methodologies via new technologies in order to open new ways of creation and visual experiences. Project Mantra is a digital panorama that represents hyper-realistic landscape with the collapse of Body language and sound generated from digital object and human are permitted into the digital scenario, and gives birth to the new cycle of synthetic beauty. A traditional dance called SEUNGMU which is a Korean traditional dance . It is a mixture of flowing movements and motionlessness, based on a rhythmic structure in the complexity of the transformation in minimalistic, eccentric and intense expressions. It creates randomly, but meticulously calculated images - a beauty created by human and images made by machine. The sound of the piece also cycles through organic forms and digital ones. The ambient aura of peaceful drones is punctuated by driving drums, and eventually into a digital sound wash that marries with the distorted images. Inside of endless communication between them, a new experiential form of vision and sound will be developed. An exhibition space will provide an artistic experience and endless digital sound for the audience and an analogue communion with numerous images depicted by SEUNGMU, which expresses human anguish and agony in dynamic and sensitive movement along with tradition melodies, drumbeat and musical codes. In reviving and re-contextualizing traditional into digital scene and contemporaneity, to directly combine a culturally deeply imbedded art form with the tools of digitalization, and dominates the contemporary culture leading to a new art form.
Artist(s): Hwayong Jung, Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials