Daun Bak

Daun Bak (1991, South Korea) has researched and materialised art projects in terms of the impact of media and the digital environment on the human mind, behaviour and condition. 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 received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communications Design from the Dankook University in Yongin, South Korea and she currently studies master's degree in New Media at the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) in Germany.  

Scenery Between-Windows 3
Face Value
Scenery Between-Windows 2
Scenery Between-Windows 1
Unstable Mask
Buddha of Capitalism
Waste Does Not Communicate
Skipping Hierarchy
The Self Captured in Absolute Black


Buddha of Capitalism

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 water bowl are connected to an largest 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?

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Acknowledgements :
Constantin Engelmann
Bruno Gola 

Exhibition :
2020 INTERCONNECTED. designtransfer, Berlin, DE