HyperEssay: Artist and Artwork Selection


Artist Name: Joon. Y Moon

He is a programmer cum designer. Having worked as motion graphic designer, Joon has managed to create interactive media art which includes a story line with both sounds and visual appeals. He has taken part in both individual and group exhibitions, and has won a few awards.

Some of his solo exhibitions are “Sensitivity Tangibility Tangible Sensitivity” in Seoul, Korea and “Inter-Scenery” in NYC, US.

Artwork Chosen: Augmented Shadows

This particular artwork has a combination of Interactivity, Hypermedia and Immersive media. It allows users to interact with the artwork and it reacts by visualizing an augmented reality of nature. From that, the artwork responds differently to where the audience places the cubes on the table. This artwork has a specific repeated interactive storytelling. It shows how the ecosystem around us affects and coexists in our everyday lives. A chain reaction is formed when interacted differently.

In this artwork, the cubes represents different objects such as houses, trees and for the main cube, light. By moving the cubes around, the silhouettes of the objects follows specifically. The placement, angle and shadows of the houses change according to where the lights are placed. The main idea of the artwork is that the main cube, which represents the light, is the activator of the whole artwork. Nature are attracted/needs the light to work. Therefore, wherever the light moves, it activates an action from the other objects.

For example, when the light moves around, trees starts to grow around it as one of the source of survival for trees is sunlight. Humans starts to walk towards it and take parts of the light with them and brings it back to their home. As the houses (filled with light) moves around, trees will start growing around them too. Lastly, when trees are moved around, birds will start to fly around and everywhere.

This is how the sequence of the artwork works:

Website link: https://joonmoon.net/Augmented-Shadow

3D Project: From Useless to Abstract (FINAL)



Final Product – Golf Structure

I was given a choice to pick between 2 objects. One useful, another worthless.

Useful: Honey Beeswax Lip Balm (I use it everyday without fail)

Worthless: Expired Golf Proficiency Certificate

I’ve decided to use the “worthless” object to show that I can make something useful out of something worthless. My main object is the golf proficiency certificate. So, I’ve decided to focus more on the use of Golf.

Golf is a sport that represents calmness. You need to concentrate and be calm when you play this sport. Research shows that the color green presents calmness. Hence, the greenery in my artwork represents the calmness. When you’re playing on the green, you’re surrounded by almost everything nature-related. Hence, I’ve decided to focus on the materials of nature such as wood and grass to represent my artwork.

Moving on to the balancing beam, the 2 balls hung on the balance beam represents balance. I made sure both of the balls are filled with the same amount of sand to balance it well. The balancing beam is placed on a rotating platform and spun around to show the swing effect. Both of these techniques are very essential in a game of golf. The part that supports the balancing beam to the ground, that represents the feet. It shows how important that part is as the placement of the foot is very crucial. If not placed properly, the entire artwork will collapse.

I’ve enjoyed doing this project as I had a chance to bring out my craftsmanship and apply it well to my product. Overall, I am very satisfied with my final artwork.

And spinning the balancing beam around can be quite addicting.