Hye Yeon Nam

Hye Yeon Nam

 

Hye Yeon Nam is a digital media artist working on interactive installations and performance video. She foregrounds the complexity of social relationships by making the familiar strange, and interpreting everyday behaviors in performative ways. Hye Yeon's art has been showcased in The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington D.C, Times Square, the art gallery Eyebeam and The Tank, the conflux, the D.U.M.B.O. Art Festival in New York, FILE, SIGGRAPH, CHI, ISEA, E3 Expo, the Lab in San Francisco, and several festivals in China, Istanbul, Ireland, the UK, Germany, Australia, Denmark, and Switzerland. Her work has been broadcast on the Discovery Channel (Canada) and LIVE TV show Good Day Sacramento, published in Leonardo Journal and featured in Wired, We Make Money Not Art, Makezine, Business Insider,Slashdot, Engadget among other publications.

Projects
Hye Yeon Nam - Cheeeeese (screencap)

Cheeeeese

Cheeeeese, 2014
Video
4:17 min.

Cheeeeese is a single-channel video performance. It is a close-up of a female performer’s mouth.  The performer smiles for a long time showing discomfort and convulsions. The uncomfortable pains get severe toward the end of the video. Cheeeeese conveys society’s pressure of being polite and being nice to others; however, the manner is socially forced, not naturally performed.

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Hye Yeon Nam - Invisible

Invisible

Invisible, 2017
Mixed media
12" x 12" x 12"

Invisible uses a computational system to evoke understanding and a discussion of current racial stereotype issues by exploring the political implications of how freely racial discrimination is expressed on online platforms, where these discriminations can easily be hidden.

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