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.  

Work
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

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Unstable Mask

In the sector of digital computing, everything that interferes with communication is eliminated. FaceTime's 'gaze correction' is a digital mask that temporarily overshadows the inevitably unaligned gaze. Our eyes are a nuisance that have to be removed.
Why do we still have eyes? What does our body in quarantine exist for? The human body is facing neglect and isolation.
Unstable Mask entirely overturns the schemes of the immunological and neurological defence of a mask. In order to wear it, physical contact with the Other is inevitable. The memory of a neglected body is returned to the self through the warmth of the Other.

mask, polaroid camera
2020