Sabina Hyoju Ahn

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Disciplines: Mediakunstenaar, Mixed media/interdisciplinair kunstenaar

Omschrijving werk

Sabina Hyoju Ahn is a sound, visual and coding artist. She has broadened her artistic spectrum in New York, Seoul, London and The Hague. Sabina is a graduate of MA in Computational Arts at Goldsmiths University in London, and she currently lives in the Hague, Netherlands in continuing her research in ArtScience at Royal Conservatoire. Her recent research involves in finding hidden rules and patterns in natural elements and translating it into different shapes of perceptual experiences.

Werk

Sonomatter
Titel Sonomatter
Jaartal 2017
Omschrijving “Sonomatter” is a sound installation and performance that transforms the bioelectrical signal from microorganisms to sound. The work starts with building a Winogradsky Column, making a small ecosystem with mud and water— generating the electric signal with a Microbial Fuel Cell (MFC), and measuring voltage from microorganisms that are formed in mud. As time proceeds, the microbes will create electricity and eventually die when they lack nutrients; the designed bioelectricity-controlled-oscillator circuit consumes the (bioelectrical) energy to control the sound of the oscillator. This process illustrates a circular relationship between life and death, as life and death share same material(mud). Interaction between organic matter and natural phenomena—such as soil, water, respiration and oxidation, symbiotic relationship in a microcosm—imply poetics in the microbial sphere. The project is thus not only a metaphorical exploration of the interaction between living matter and natural phenomena, but it also explores the domain of energy harvesting and generating clean energy. The audience is invited to experience the sound from real-time microbial data with handmade bioelectricity-controlled-oscillator circuits. http://sonomatter.com
Techniek Winogradsky columns, bioelectricity-cont
Formaat 10mx10m
Breath (Performance)
Titel Breath (Performance)
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving Breath is an interactive light and sound installation/performance, operated by human breath. As a wind instrument, this work has been developed to control sound and light with human breathing, made of DIY circuits and e-wastes. Breath uses amorphous energy from the human body and transforms it into different shapes: breathe to light and sound, vitalising an inorganic object. Human respiration is visualised by dimming bulbs, activates the machine and involves functioning. The piece has been made of electronic junks such as old telephone’s microphone and old PC’s metal frame to illustrate new life from the dead devices and to allude a transformable relationship between human/natural element and machine. http://sabinaworks.tumblr.com/post/141095428795/breath-2016
Techniek DIY Breath interface, E-wastes
Formaat
Breath (Installation)
Titel Breath (Installation)
Jaartal 2016
Omschrijving Breath is an interactive light and sound installation/performance, operated by human breath. As a wind instrument, this work has been developed to control sound and light with human breathing, made of DIY circuits and e-wastes. Breath uses amorphous energy from the human body and transforms it into different shapes: breathe to light and sound, vitalising an inorganic object. Human respiration is visualised by dimming bulbs, activates the machine and involves functioning. The piece has been made of electronic junks such as old telephone’s microphone and old PC’s metal frame to illustrate new life from the dead devices and to allude a transformable relationship between human/natural element and machine. http://sabinaworks.tumblr.com/post/141095428795/breath-2016
Techniek Breath Interface, Light bulb, sound of e
Formaat 1.5mx1.5m
Breath (Installation)
Titel Breath (Installation)
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Breath is an interactive light and sound installation/performance, operated by human breath. As a wind instrument, this work has been developed to control sound and light with human breathing, made of DIY circuits and e-wastes. Breath uses amorphous energy from the human body and transforms it into different shapes: breathe to light and sound, vitalising an inorganic object. Human respiration is visualised by dimming bulbs, activates the machine and involves functioning. The piece has been made of electronic junks such as old telephone’s microphone and old PC’s metal frame to illustrate new life from the dead devices and to allude a transformable relationship between human/natural element and machine. http://sabinaworks.tumblr.com/post/141095428795/breath-2016
Techniek DIY Breath interface, E-wastes
Formaat 50cm x 60xm
Sublunary Echo
Titel Sublunary Echo
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Sublunary Echo is an interactive installation that uses bioluminescent phytoplankton (P. fusiformis) as a material. This piece makes a feedback loop between natural elements, humans and machines, alluding to the symbiotic relationship and cycle with a different type of energy. Spectators are invited to a space that can interact with living light particles and explore the sound of microorganism. [MicroNarrative] The material I used is microbial bioluminescent plankton that can produce light only in their night cycle when they are agitated. The shining living water will visualize sound in the air; voice and light particles are sonified. When we are looking through a microscope, we can see a lot of intriguing shapes of life. We probably can imagine a story of the life. With using software and hardware, we can see a narrative of the very primitive natural elements. Also, water is the origin of all kinds of life that contains some spiritual or emotional inspiration to this work. But mostly, among those themes, this work is aiming to communicate with organic creature and to see how they can interact with us and how technology can analyze them. sublunaryecho.tumblr.com
Techniek Bioluminescent algae, Sonification, maxm
Formaat 5mx5m
Sonic Laser
Titel Sonic Laser
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving Sonic laser has been developed to make a live sound animation with the laser pointers. This work visualises the light and and sound and interrelated together to be interacting with each other. Transformed light particles with analog devices and feed back loop is to make automation and natural generative system. With just simple devices and computer vision technology, flickering light(laser) makes some narrative just with circles and lines. https://vimeo.com/127665083
Techniek laser pointer, maxmsp, webcam, projectpr
Formaat
Ecstatic Network
Titel Ecstatic Network
Jaartal 2015
Omschrijving This program is to create a super network structure. Two different networks and elements make scale-free networks by adding it. The connections are created along with the algorithm which can find the nearest nodes to be connected and the sound is generated by positions of nodes. This is motivated by scale free network and small world network in social and biological levels such as microorganism or bloodvassels in living beings. Complex network structures is visualised and simulated in this program and this has been created in a form of audio-visual. https://vimeo.com/130054284
Techniek Processing
Formaat
Fractal
Titel Fractal
Jaartal 2014
Omschrijving This is to create a series of interactive fractal animations in using L-system algorithm and recursive pattern which can be found in nature. Fractal and chaos can be perceived as irregular, but can be created by numbers and formulas. I wanted to experiment the concept of fractal, typically using L-system algorithm and then expand the original idea to manipulate formulas and numbers in the program. https://vimeo.com/116720471#at=0
Techniek Processing
Formaat

Omschrijving werk

Sabina Hyoju Ahn is a sound, visual and coding artist. She has broadened her artistic spectrum in New York, Seoul, London and The Hague. Sabina is a graduate of MA in Computational Arts at Goldsmiths University in London, and she currently lives in the Hague, Netherlands in continuing her research in ArtScience at Royal Conservatoire. Her recent research involves in finding hidden rules and patterns in natural elements and translating it into different shapes of perceptual experiences.

Persoonsgegevens

Voorletters
Kunstenaarsnaam/alias Sabina
Samenwerkingsverband
Website www.sabinaahn.com

Opleidingsgegevens

Erkende vakopleiding

Academie / instituut & plaats studierichting / specialisatie periode van / tot diploma
Den Haag, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten ArtScience 2015-2017 N

Andere opleiding

Instituut / docent & plaats (studie)richting periode van / tot
Goldsmiths University MA in Computational Arts 2014-2015

Overige gegevens

Lid van Beroeps / Kunstenaarsvereniging
Deelnemer van Kunstenaarsinitiatief

Curriculum vitae

Tentoonstellingen

jaartal naam tentoonstellingsruimte korte omschrijving solo / duo / groep
2017 Mullae Seoul Art Space, Seoul, KR <Sonomatter>Installation SOLO
2016 Lab 30, Augsburg, DE <Lab30> Sound Performane GROEP
2016 Studio Loos, Den Haag, NL <EPHÉMÈRE> Sound Performance GROEP
2016 Kunstenlab, Deventer, NL <Stilstand.gif> Installation, Sound performance GROEP
2016 Art Meets Radical Openness, Linz, AT <Waste(d)!> Sound Performance GROEP
2016 De Fabriek, Eindhoven, NL <Klank2> Sound performance GROEP
2016 Mata Festival, New York City, USA <NEITHER LAND, NOR SEA, NOR AIR>Sound Performance GROEP
2015 Piksel Festival, Bergen, NO <Sublunary Echo>Installation GROEP
2015 Apiary studio, London, UK <Anti-Natural> Sound performance GROEP

Vertegenwoordiging

naam plaats & land
Seoul Foundation for Arts and Cultrue South Korea

Projecten

jaartal instelling titel & typering project
2017 Athens Digital Art Festival Sonomatter
2017 Biotalk Sonomatter
2017 Retreat, Reflect, Repeat Fractal
2017 off4noff Sonomatter
2017 Transmediale/CTM Vorspiel Breath performance

Internationale uitwisseling

jaartal instelling
2017 Visiting Creators in Lab at ACC(Aisa Culture Center) ACT Center
2016 Korean Artists Welfare Foundation
2016 Seoul Foundation for Arts and Cultrue

Publicaties

jaartal titel publicatie uitgever / samensteller, plaats typering
2017 SFAC official blog Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture http://blog.naver.com/i_sfac/220910331177
2016 I care If you listen Lana Norris, USA https://www.icareifyoulisten.com/2016/05/mata-festival-2016-music-speaks/
2016 Anti Natural Even Press, UK http://even.org.uk/?even-salon-publications

Prijzen en stipendia

jaartal instantie, plaats omschrijving
2016 Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture (http://www.sfac.or.kr) funding for emerging art project by Seoul city government
2016 Korean Artists Welfare Foundation (http://www.kawf.kr) funding for artists by Korean Artists Welfare Foundation