Yeseul Song ์†ก์˜ˆ์Šฌ

Yeseul is a South Korean born and New York based artist and educator working with technology and interaction. She creates experimental sculptures, interactive installations, digital sketches, and performances to examine the fluid nature of human perception and its relationship with our society, culture, and the environment. Her artwork offers novel perceptual experiences that encourage people to rethink and challenge how they normally perceive, think, and interact with the world. Her on-going project, Invisible Sculptures, suggests more inclusive and creative views of the world through non-visual experience that involves olfactory, auditory, and tactile senses.

Yeseul is currently a Community Engaging Artist Fellow at More Art and Member at New Museumโ€™s NEW INC. She teaches physical computing and interactive art at NYU Tischโ€™s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) & Interactive Media Arts (IMA).

Previously, she was a Resident Artist at Museum of Arts and Design, Art & Code Member of New Museumโ€™s NEW INC (in partnership with, Artist Fellow at the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy, Artist-in-Residence at Mana Contemporaryโ€™s New Media Program, Inaugural Fellow of the Future Imagination Fund, and Research Fellow & Teaching Fellow at NYU ITP. She was a part of Dark Matter Manufacturing on 33 Flatbush, Brooklyn. In 2021, she showed her Invisible Sculptures series as a fully funded solo exhibition at the Clayarch Museum, a major public museum in South Korea.  

Her work has won the Wave Farm MAAF (Media Arts Assistance Fund), iF Design Award, Communication Arts Interactive Annual, and Lumen Prize Longlist. Her creations have been shown/introduced at places including Clayarch Art Museum (South Korea), Seoul Foundation of Arts and Culture (Korea), KBS News (Korean Broadcasting System News), New York Live Arts (NY), Fort Mason Art and Culture Center (SF), Art in Odd Places (NY), Westbeth Gallery (NY), CultureHub (NY), Mana Contemporary (NJ), and IAC Building (NY). Sheโ€™s a contributor of the SFPC Recode project that has been presented at the Day for Night Festival (TX), Soฬnar+D 2017 (Barcelona), and Google I/O (SF).

Yeseul is an alumna of NYU ITP, School for Poetic Computation (SFPC) in New York, USA and Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.


๋‚˜์˜ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์€ ์ธ๊ฐ„ ๊ฐ๊ฐ์˜ ์œ ๋™์„ฑ๊ณผ ์ธ์‹์˜ ์ƒ๋Œ€์„ฑ์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ํƒ๊ตฌ์ด๋ฉฐ, ์ด๋Ÿฌํ•œ ๋ฉด๋ชจ๊ฐ€ ์ธ๊ฐ„์‚ฌํšŒ, ์ž์—ฐํ™˜๊ฒฝ, ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๋ฏธ๋ž˜์™€ ์–ด๋–ป๊ฒŒ ์˜ํ–ฅ์„ ์ฃผ๊ณ  ๋ฐ›๋Š”์ง€์— ๋Œ€ํ•œ ์งˆ๋ฌธ์ด๋‹ค. ๋‚˜๋Š” ์˜ˆ์ˆ ๊ณผ ๊ธฐ์ˆ , ๋””์ž์ธ์˜ ์œตํ•ฉ์„ ํ†ตํ•ด ์ฐธ์‹ ํ•˜๊ณ  ๊ธฐ๋ฐœํ•œ ๊ฐ๊ฐ์  ์ธ์‹์  ๊ฒฝํ—˜์„ ์ฐฝ์กฐํ•จ์œผ๋กœ์จ ๊ด€๊ฐ๋“ค์ด ํ‰์†Œ์— ์„ธ์ƒ์„ ๋ฐ”๋ผ๋ณด๋Š” ์‹œ์„ ๊ณผ ์ฃผ๋ณ€ํ™˜๊ฒฝ๊ณผ ๋Œ€ํ™”ํ•˜๋Š” ๋ฐฉ๋ฒ•์— ๋Œ€ํ•ด ๋‹ค์‹œ ์ƒ๊ฐํ•˜๋Š” ๊ธฐํšŒ๋ฅผ ์ œ๊ณตํ•œ๋‹ค. ๋‚˜์—๊ฒŒ ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์„ ๋งŒ๋“œ๋Š” ํ–‰์œ„๋Š” ์„ธ์ƒ๊ณผ ์†Œํ†ตํ•˜๋Š” ์ค‘์š”ํ•œ ๋„๊ตฌ์ด๋‹ค. ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์—, ๋‚˜์˜ ์ž‘์—…์€ ๋‹ค์–‘ํ•œ ๋ฐฉ์‹์œผ๋กœ ๊ด€๊ฐ์˜ ์ ๊ทน์ ์ธ ์ฐธ์—ฌ๋ฅผ ์ด๋Œ์–ด๋‚ด๊ณ , ๊ทธ๋“ค์˜ ์ฐธ์—ฌ๋Š” ์ž‘ํ’ˆ์˜ ์ผ๋ถ€๊ฐ€ ๋œ๋‹ค.

์ง„ํ–‰์ค‘์ธ ์ฃผ์š” ์ž‘์—… ์ค‘ ํ•˜๋‚˜์ธ โ€œ๋ณด์ด์ง€ ์•Š๋Š” ์กฐ๊ฐ๋“ค (Invisible Sculptures)โ€์€ ๋ˆˆ์— ๋ณด์ด์ง€ ์•Š์ง€๋งŒ ์ฒญ๊ฐ, ์ด‰๊ฐ, ํ›„๊ฐ์„ ํ†ตํ•ด ์ธ์ง€ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š” ์กฐ๊ฐ๋“ค๋กœ, ์ฒดํ—˜ํ•˜๋Š” ์ด์—๊ฒŒ ์„ธ์ƒ์„ ๋ฐ”๋ผ๋ณด๋Š” ์ฐฝ์˜์ ์ด๊ณ  ์‚ฌ๋ ค๊นŠ์€ ์‹œ์„ ์„ ์ œ์•ˆํ•œ๋‹ค. 2021๋…„, ํด๋ ˆ์ด์•„ํฌ๋ฏธ์ˆ ๊ด€ ๋‰ด๋ฏธ๋””์–ด ๊ฐœ์ธ์ „ <์‹œ์‹œ๊ฐ๊ฐ;์žŠ๋‹ค์žˆ๋‹ค>์—์„œ ๋ณด์ด์ง€ ์•Š๋Š” ์กฐ๊ฐ๋“ค ์—ฌ๋Ÿ ์ ์„ ์ „์‹œํ•˜์˜€๋‹ค.

ํ˜„์žฌ ์ฃผ๋กœ ๋‰ด์š•์—์„œ ์ž‘์—… ๋ฐ ๊ต์œก ํ™œ๋™ ์ค‘์œผ๋กœ, ๋‰ด๋ฎค์ง€์—„ ๋‰ด์ž‰ํฌ(New Meseumโ€™s NEW INC), ๋ฎค์ง€์—„์˜ค๋ธŒ์•„ํŠธ์•ค๋””์ž์ธ(Museum of Art and Design), ๋‰ด์š•๋Œ€ ๋ฒ•๊ณผ๋Œ€ ์—”์ ค๋ฒ„๊ทธ์„ผํ„ฐ(Engelberg Center), ํ“จ์ณ ์ด๋งค์ง€๋„ค์ด์…˜ ์ฝœ๋ผ๋ณด๋ผํ† ๋ฆฌ ํŽ ๋กœ์šฐ์‰ฝ(Future Imagination Collaboratory Fellowship), ๋งˆ๋‚˜์ปจํ…œํฌ๋Ÿฌ๋ฆฌ(Mana Contemporary)์˜ ๋ ˆ์ง€๋˜ํŠธ ์•„ํ‹ฐ์ŠคํŠธ๋กœ ํ™œ๋™ํ–ˆ์œผ๋ฉฐ, ๋‰ด์š•๋Œ€ ํ‹ฐ์‰ฌ์˜ˆ์ˆ ๋Œ€ํ•™ ์ธํ„ฐ๋ž™ํ‹ฐ๋ธŒ ํ…”๋ ˆ์ปค๋ฎค๋‹ˆ์ผ€์ด์…˜ํ”„๋กœ๊ทธ๋žจ(NYU ITP/IMA)์—์„œ ํ›„ํ•™์„ ๊ฐ€๋ฅด์น˜๊ณ  ์žˆ๋‹ค. ๋‰ด์š•ํ‹ฐ์‰ฌ์˜ˆ์ˆ ๋Œ€ํ•™, ์—ฐ์„ธ๋Œ€ํ•™๊ต, ์‹œ์ ์—ฐ์‚ฐํ•™๊ต๋ฅผ ์กธ์—…ํ•˜์˜€๋‹ค.

* Photo by Aing Studio / Courtesy of Clayarch Art Museum

Yeseul Song