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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Waste Does Not Communicate

Ahee is an alternative programming language that is esoteric and inefficient and therefore not very widespread. It was developed exclusively in Hangul, and exists as a proof of idea. The signs with 5 lines of code written in Ahee are translated to ‘Waste Does Not Communicate’ in JavaScript Ahee interpreter.
The American personal data collection company Acxiom divides people into 70 categories based on economic parameters alone. The group that has very little in customer worth is called Waste. Waste is a digital outcast who is not present on the network at all. In that sense, Ahee can be seen as Waste.
But Ahee is a Luxury. It escapes the achievement-principle entirely—especially in the sector of digital computing, where everything is streamlined to be as efficient as possible. Ahee has nothing to do with practicality. Ahee does not communicate, but stays the way it is So-Sein.

Ahee, DVD, ink on paper
2020