As a media artist, she investigates the impact of media and the digital environment on the human mind and behavior.

She aims for catching glimpses of increasingly complex phenomena in between material and immaterial things and encodes them into the realm of the legible and visible.

She was born in South Korea and currently lives and works in Berlin, Germany.


Mark

Buddha of Capitalism



Buddha of Capitalism. installation view, 2020, dimension variable, mixed media

Buddha of Capitalism. detail, 2020, dimension variable, mixed media, programming by Constantin Engelmann, Bruno Gola; 
The waves in the Yugi(鍮器) are induced by the vibration of the transducer placed under it. The frequency of waves transforms with the percentage change of an American stock market index


Buddha of Capitalism. detail, 2020, dimension variable, mixed media; 
The Mantra of Light, screen printed on canvas  



Buddha of Capitalism. detail, 2020, dimension variable, mixed media; 
The Mantra of Light is reflected on the surface of the water


Buddha is not a god or truth, but a medium for delivering Buddhism to living beings and removing their suffering. Humans are neither god nor truth, but a medium for delivering capitalism to living beings, making them suffer whilst suffering from it.

The waves in the Yugi(鍮器) are connected to an American stock market index. If the market moves, the water starts moving. If the trading stops, the water stands still.

In Buddhist meditation, the calm sea is like a calm mind. When the sea is calm one can see through it, but in its rough state, nothing on the surface can be seen.

The Mantra of Light is placed at the highest point in the house in the sense that the Buddha's teaching illuminates all living things.

Can the waves mirror the Buddha's teachings above it? Can we reach nirvana under capitalism?



Exhibition
2020 INTERCONNECTED: material, production, impact. designtransfer, Berlin, Germany

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