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Hong Seung-Hye’s Pixel Abstract: Based on the Interaction of Machines

  • Journal of History of Modern Art
  • 2023, (54), pp.83-106
  • Publisher : 현대미술사학회
  • Research Area : Arts and Kinesiology > Art > Arts in general > Art History
  • Received : October 25, 2023
  • Accepted : November 25, 2023
  • Published : December 31, 2023

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ABSTRACT

This study analyses the characteristics of the media and the interaction between it and the Korean artist Hong Seung-Hye (1959-) through Levi Bryant’s machine-oriented ontology. The critical point of Bryant’s perspective is to view all beings as machines, the actual subjects of action, and to overcome the dichotomous understanding between human and non-human. He also conceives the nodes of communication between humans and machines today in the era of technology as essential. The study argues that Bryant’s ontology can effectively interrogate Hong Seung-Hye’s artistic experiments, which have expanded the language of abstract art through areas such as architecture, music, design, and digital tools. In this regard, the study investigates the principle of production, storage, print, editing, and transformation methods of digital drawing, along with the artist’s backgrounds in using pixel drawing in the late 1990s. It also examines experimental works until the late 2000s through Bryant’s key concept and terminology. With key exhibitions and works as examples, the study examines the process of pixels meeting with various real-world anomalous machines to expand and multiply into three-dimensional spaces, as well as connecting the characteristics of music to the assembly they compose. Through the theoretical consideration and analysis of the works of Hong Seung-Hye, as summarized above, the study claims that Hong’s art acquires contemporary meaning as a machine that continuously manipulates physical expressions in different conditions.

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