“You Use the Internet, Right?”

The Digital Silk Road


Digital data is an international product. It is produced, stored in specific locations and can be delivered anywhere in the world. In 2013, China launched the project ‘Fiber Optic Silk Road’. This terrestrial digital road will provide a much shorter telecommunications route than the current ‘SEA-Me-We 3’, the 39,000 km long optical fiber cable under the sea. The new silk road will provide faster Internet speed, less CO2 emission, more access to the int. data networks and new chances for central Asian countries, business opportunities for telecom companies, financial benefits for hedge fund companies, and so on.


I AM THE
FIBER OPTIC
SILK ROAD
NEW EMPEROR
MONEY CANAL
SPY SUBSTANCE
BYTE AND CO2
CONTROL LAB


I wrote a critical summary of it in 18 words, designed a typeface and lasered these words with acrylic glass. Using the principle and material of optical fibers, this object invites us to literally lit a hidden question: What happens actually when we use the Internet without thinking?



> VIDEOS
the digital Silk road Project, Smartphone-lighting https://vimeo.com/284230951
the digital Silk road Project, light Spray https://vimeo.com/284231970
the digital Silk road Project, Mixed Words https://vimeo.com/284232697

MEDIUM
participative object, acrylic glass, custom typeface

PRODUCTION
4.–7. 2018

SUPERVISOR
Prof. andrea tinnes, Pawel Wolowitsch







“Anyone can secretly film everywhere”

Zoom Zoomed Rezoomed



Human observation is multiple-layered. Human and machines share what they see.

I observed pedestrians in Trotha and secretly filmed them, with a smart phone and an app. These days, anyone can secretly film everywhere. To where are technology and electronic equipments heading? Am I a human or a security camera, if I automatically follow people and film them? Why do people film in this way? If I film in a public space secretly in the long term and people notice this, what would happen?

I zoomed the original video partially, zoomed it again entirely, rezoomed it, and zoomed it again. Observation is not a single-layered but multiple action. Its nature leads to alterations of knowledge and interaction in surrounding environment.

MEDIUM
video (1′ 40″)

PRODUCTION
23.-28. 10. 2017

WORKSHOP
‘Trotha’, Werkleitz Festival 2017

EXHIBITION
Werkleitz Festival Center
(Halle/Saale, Germany, Oct 2017)

SUPERVISOR
Prof. Konrad Renner
Prof. Christoph knoth
Prof. Matthias Göhlich




“Brocken Silence”

WWW.IAMANGRY.DE



Through this project, we broke the tabu and spoke up openly for the first time.

The project I AM ANGRY alerts to the microaggression, racism, and discrimination against Asians and Asian-looking people in western countries.

We collected personal reports on this theme. We organized meetings with students at the Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle to discussed about this theme openly, express anger, obtain psychological stability, refind confidence and react effectively against discriminative situations in the future. Further, we visualized and publicized relevant issues on the website www.iamangry.de.




AUTHOR
So Jin Park, Jihee Lee

MEDIUM
Website, campaigns, Poster

PRODUCTION
7. 2016 - ongoing

AWARD
Giebichenstein Design Preis 2017 
Support by German Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Premio Nazionale delle Arti 2017, design section, finalist
Support by Halbe Treppe, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle, Germany

EXHIBITION
Kunststiftung Sachsen Anhalt
(Halle an der Saale, Germany, Oct, Nov 2017)
Premio Nazionale delle Arti
(Faenza, Italy, Sep, Oct 2017)
3,2,1, go! Exhibition during the DGTF 2017
(Halle/Saale, Dec 2017)

SUPERVISOR 
Gesine Grotrian, Carla Streckwall

www.iamangry.de
(the website works best with the webbrowser Chrome. There is only desktop-version.)

> Personal contiuation of this project
Participation in the panel discussion ‘Ich sehe was, was du nicht siehst’ (11. 12. 2017, Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design Halle)
Poster design for LAMSA, with Hyunhye Byun (das Landesnetzwerk Migrantenorganisationen In Sachsen-Anhalt, 5. 2018)
Statement T-shirt workshop (organisation with Hyunhye Byun, upcoming)




“Rights Of An Island”

ISLAND TIMES



70% of all countries are currently involved in territorial conflicts. 44 islands around the world are claimed by more than two countries. 

A territory is linked to natural resources, religious sites, historical and strategical importance, etc. This is why territorial conflicts can generate international violence. This violence is connected to rights and sovereignty of a country and also international peace.

The Island Times talks about overstepping of national borders and  rights and history of a country. As you leaf through, layout lines get wilder because tension rises. But on the last page, it suggests peaceful solutions for all the islands in conflict.





















MEDIUM
newspaper (80g, Opakal)

PRODUCTION
4.-7. 2017

SUPERVISOR
Prof. Andrea Tinnes, Anja Kaiser

> This newspaper will be distributed manually in random way.

> If you would like to receive a copy, please contact me.


“bzzzz” “trrrr” “bzzzz” 

TERRITORY NEWS:
Visual Interpretation
of the German News
on 28. 11. 1973


If you receive a video of an old news in foreign languages that you speak imperfectly and when you are asked to write the whole script, what would you write?

I received a German news on 28th November 1973 and wrote the script. As I can not speak German perfectly, I developed a system, which visualizes what I ‘heard’ and ‘understood.’ I accentuated the impossibility of completly understanding the news. Other visuel elements are extremly reduced and simplified.
























MEDIUM
Editorial Design

PRODUCTION
5. 2016

EXHIBITION
Frankfurt Book Fair, Oct 2016
Unlimited Edition, Seoul Art Book Fair, Nov 2016

SUPERVISOR
Buero Total
(Anna Lena von Helldorff, Toni Schönbuchner)