YANG MINHA

Meditation

YANG MINHA 22

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Abstract:
Often I imagine the city without any visual and auditory symbols around us. But we cannot remove any of the mechanisms which construct our world. And we cannot exert even a little influence on the media that was made by those mechanisms. If we have no power to reform our environment, we need to find the possibility of meditations using the signifiers that fill the cities. “Meditation” is a practical and alternative meditation that can only work once you let yourself into the sorcery-like symbols.
Numerous symbols are compressed into the work. The compressed symbols are expressed in irregular patterns of sound through the three audio-visual installations. The sound transforms and shapes the image of waves sinking inside. The reproduced media, when compressed and suppressed, provide more possibilities of thinking and choices than the values contained in its own form. Through these processes, “Meditation” can be the right tool for meditation.
Biography:
Minha Yang was born in Chung Ju in 1975, studied visual communication design at Seoul National University, and received his MFA in graphic design from same university. From 2004 until 2006 he was the CEO of FLUR. And from 2006 until 2008 he was a professor in the design department at Myungji University, and taught Interactive-Graphics. Since 2008, Minha Yang has been teaching Interactive-Graphic and Motion-Graphics design at University of Seoul as a professor.
Minha Yang has participated in many group exhibitions in Korea and abroad, including: Seoul International Media Art Biennale (2002), MAAP Beijing (2002), China Art & Science (2003), Kwangju International Design Biennale (2005), Spain ARCO Biennale MINBAK (2007), Centre Des Arts Enghien-Les-Bains, France, PRINTEMPS PERFUME (2010), Incheon International Digital Art Festival (2009, 2010). The Creators’ Project Seoul and NY (2011), the Seoul Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art opening exhibition (2013). He was selected as “Young Artist” in the 2014 National Young Artist Award. And he has won prizes such as the Excellence Award in the Asia Digital Art Award (2001~2004) and the Canon Award in the Canon Digital Creators Contest (2001, 2002).
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source: fileorgbr

Abstract:
Frequentemente imagino a cidade sem nenhum símbolo visual ou auditivo ao nosso redor. Mas não podemos remover nenhum dos mecanismos que constroem nosso mundo. E não podemos exercer sequer um pouquinho de influência na mídia que é criada através desses mecanismos. Se não temos o poder para reformar nosso ambiente, precisamos encontrar a possibilidade para meditações usando os significantes que preenchem as cidades. “Meditation” é uma meditação prática e alternativa que só funciona quando você se deixa perder nos símbolos que parecem feitiçaria.
Inúmeros símbolos estão comprimidos dentro da obra. Os símbolos comprimidos se expressam em padrões irregulares de som através das três instalações audiovisuais, e o som se transforma, formando a imagem de ondas afundando para dentro. A mídia reproduzida, ao ser comprimida e suprimida, traz mais possibilidades de pensamento e escolha do que os valores contidos em sua própria forma. Através desses processos, “Meditation” pode ser a ferramenta certa para a meditação.
Biography:
Minha Yang nasceu em Chung Ju em 1975, estudou design de comunicação visual na Universidade Nacional de Seul, onde também recebeu seu certificado de pós-graduação em design gráfico. De 2004 a 2006 ele foi o CEO da FLUR. De 2006 a 2008 foi professor no departamento de design da Universidade de Myungji, onde ensinou Multimídia Interativa. Desde 2008 Minha Yang é professor de design de Multimídia Interativa e Animação Gráfica na Universidade de Seul.
Minha Yang participou de várias exibições em grupo na Coreia e no exterior, incluindo: Seoul International Media Art Biennale (2002), MAAP Pequim (2002), China Art & Science (2003), Kwangju International Design Biennale (2005), Spain ARCO Biennale MINBAK (2007), Centre Des Arts Enghien-Les-Bains, França, PRINTEMPS PERFUME (2010), Incheon International Digital Art Festival (2009, 2010). The Creators’ Project, Seul e NY (2011), a mostra de abertura do Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul, (2013). Ele foi selecionado como “Young Artist” no National Young Artist Award de 2014. E recebeu prêmios como o Excellence Award no Asia Digital Art Award (2001~2004) e o Canon Award no Canon Digital Creators Contest (2001, 2002).
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source: vimeo

Korean artist Minha Yang, who creates emotionally charged interactive multimedia experiences, used three red, reactive projections to pull audiences in as Meditation’s ripples respond to passersby, triggered by the slightest motion and accompanied by soothing sounds.
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source: vimeo

Often I imagine the city that doesn’t have any visual and auditory symbols around us. But we cannot remove any of mechanisms constructing our world. And we cannot exert even a little influence on the media that were made by those mechanisms. If we have no power to reform our environment, we need to find the possibility of meditation using the signifiers filled the cities. ‘Meditation 1008~’ is a practical and alternative meditation that can only work once you let yourself into the sorcery-like symbols.
Numerous symbols are compressed into the work. The compressed symbols are expressed irregular patterns of sound through the three of audio-visual installations, and the sound transforms and visualizes the waves sinking inside. The reproduced media through compressions and suppressions provide more possibilities of thinking and choices than the values contained in it’s own form. Through these processes, ‘Meditation 1008~’ can be a right tool for meditation.
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source: 21dish

가끔 주변에 실재하는 수많은 시청각적 상징들이 사라진 도시를 상상해본다. 하지만 세상을 형성하는 메커니즘 중 우리가 제거할 수 있는 것은 없다. 심지어 우리는 그 메커니즘으로 만들어진 대부분의 형상들에 직접적 영향을 끼칠