Works in Progress
CalArts Graphic Design Program Show 2018—Exhibition

Exhibition, Gallery Graphics

CalArts Graphic Design Program Show 2018
May 5–10, 11am–7pm Daily

MFA Project Manager: Kathy Bates
BFA Project Manager: Kristin Schultz
Branding & Gallery Graphics: Junki Hong
3D Elements: Dameon Waggoner, Gia Ahn
Promotion: Jisoo Han, Marina
Digital Media: Yiyi Shao, Huicheng
*Show Manager & Advisor: Louise Sandhaus

Future Food 2200

What kind of food will we eat in 2200? Now humans feel great happiness by eating, however, will future food still play the same role? This is a project started with this question. In my scenario, there will be no boundaries between foods and objects. We might need to consume garbage by eating ourselves.

Infinite Expanding Possiibility of the Circle—Exhibition
Exhibition, 7.3 × 5.1 × 2.1 m

The circle—a geometric shape whose entire exterior is at equal distance from its center—is an instinctively familiar shape to all of humanity, and is profoundly related to human anatomy. The goal of this project is to discover unique circular expressions through the aesthetic, conceptual and theoretic exploration of the circle as a form and an appearance. The project also aims to demonstrate and propagate the unlimited expandability of the circle as proved by rigorous visual experiments. The result of the project is to be shared with the public through direct multi-sensorial engagement such as viewing, touching, holding or spinning.

Visible Abstraction:
The initial movement of love inevitably stems from ignorance
Installation, 2 × 1.7 × 5 m

1. By utilizing big data, we have access to a diverse range of data itself, which does not have a realistic definite form but an abstract conceptualization.
2. Searching an image on Google, a search engine representative of big data, demonstrates that even the most nonrepresentational abstract word searched can generate a single perceptible picture to define the word.
3. Employing ‘big data’ enables us to envision such broad conceptual phenomenons and sentiments.

Deriving from this idea, we decided to develop our project.

The initial movement of love inevitably stems from ignorance
Love is a subjective concept that can predominantly be understood by all mankind yet is distinctly distinguished and analyzed by each individual. The phrase we chose to resort to differs in the way each person perceives, influenced by experiences, wisdom and learning one could have earned during his or her life. Since there are no boundaries or restrictions as to how an individual may interpret this phrase, everyone has the merit of freedom to comprehend however they want. Although each word (in the phrase) is unembellished and fathomable, the phrase itself as a whole is impenetrable when read once. Each time the phrase is read, a new analysis would be reckoned. Incorporating big data, we decided to establish a visual imagery for the idea of ‘love’ that can’t be substituted or adjusted by digital technology.

Love, initial, movement, inevitable, ignorance, basis and unavoidable.
These 7 words(obtained from the phrase we have chosen) in fact have no form. To conjure up an image for each word, we used a source of big data, google, to discover and recognize similarities of images that were displayed as a result of searching each word. Later, we made images of each word in to pixels, which were conveyed as square shaped frames. In these pixels, there would be the mean of images collected for each idealistic word. The result for this procedure were a diversity of varying colors and shapes. Conclusively, our aim was to delineate a tangible form of big data, in which abstract expressions could be shown as images with similar colors and shapes in a frame intended to depict pixels.

Using Big Data, one can give a visible form to even an abstract idea. Using the Big Data of Google search, a collection of images pertaining to a keyword in the sentence was amassed and then presented overlapped in a square frame.

Collaboration with E42 Team
Jihoon Song, Jihun Kang, Minsuk Kwack, Satbyul Park, Sooyoung Suh, Jiwon Ahn, Jiyeon You, Hannuri Yu, Sihyeon Lee, Heseo Lee, Hyunsoo Jung, Saenal Choi, Junho Choi, Junki Hong

Reflected Numbers
Installation, 325 × 880 × 35 mm

Three numbers were selected to be reflected on a mirror. With these numbers as the basic geometric units, a series of reflected images were made to complete different numbers.

Latest update: Jan 28, 2019