Art & Research

Art and Measurement (2012-)

This is a research project engages the theme “Art & Measurement” and attempts to creatively link imagination, affect and on going transformation in measurement. It addresses the ambivalence of measurement and measurability in contemporary realities, and experiments with different concepts of measurement from the positions of arts. We are surrounded by practices of measurement. Every day, we read and hear about astronomically big numbers, or unimaginable small figures through which the financial crisis as well as environmentally hazardous catastrophes are explained. Those measurements directly penetrate our life and death, and the world of being and becoming. Recent philosophical discussions around…

Amateurism (2008-2012)

The amateurism project started based on field research from 40 interviews that I conducted in Korea in 2009. The project aimed at examining a distinctive shift in the notion of who and what is an “amateur” in the field of modern cultural production. Since 2008, using methods of field work, artistic practices and teaching, I have been thinking about the existing ambiguities around the notion of amateur and trying to understand its function in the new realities of the 21st century. Former boundaries between “professional” and “amateurish” were no longer easily to be pinned down, due to the e/affects of…

Sharing as Caring (2012-)

Sharing as Caring is a series of exhibitions in a small format. It was initiated at the Heidelberg Kunstverein in 2012. The series was launched as a sequence of exhibitions, with the intention to counteract media speculation surrounding the incidents in and around Fukushima, after March 11, 2011. Sharing as Caring began with the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima; however, the exhibition project does not limit its scope to the incident of the nuclear power plant, it also encompasses all the disasters following the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2011. From the beginning, this was important for the curatorial framework.…

Formate des Wir: nGbK Project (2013)

FORMATE DES WIR:  Aktuelle Perspektiven auf künstlerische Formationen, kollektive Aktivitäten und Arbeitsansätze seit den 1960er Jahren in Berlin. Project Website (DE/EN):http://formatedeswir.net Bei den aktuellen Debatten unter Berliner Kulturproduzent_innen fällt auf, dass – vielleicht zu selten? – bereits Gemachtes, Gedachtes, Praktiziertes aufgerufen und als Wissen weitergegeben wird. Seit den 1960er Jahren geht es in der Kunst zunehmend darum Bedeutungszuweisungen und Repräsentationen nicht mehr fest zu setzen. Vielmehr gilt es Modelle zu erproben, die anti- hegemonielle, diskursive Räume für differenziertere Öffentlichkeit(en) produzieren. Damit einher gehen kollektive und hybride Produktions-, Vermittlungs- und Distributionsformen, die als künstlerische Formate die Bedingungen und Ausschlussmechanismen der etablierten…

On Mobile Telephony (2002-2010)

This artistic research project is relating to phenomena and communicative structures of and around mobile telephony and new subjectivities in new mobilities and networked thinking. In this project, I saw the mobile phone as a pivotal point between questions of labour, capitalism, and politics. I attempted to unfold these issues from one of the most familiar everyday objects and acts. It was initiated as my doctoral research project in Philosophy in Arts at Malmö Art Academy, Lund University (2002–2007), supervised by Prof. Sarat Maharaj. During this research, I curated three international exhibitions with accompanying workshops and symposia on the topic…