Laura Hyunjhee Kim

production by Laura Hyunjhee Kim
USA/Korea, 2016
time: 3' 04''

A Story of Now (2016)" explores the hypermediacy in ’readymade’ video and photo effects on smartphones. The video is compiled of shorter clips shot and filtered through popular photo/messenger apps such as Snapchat, Instagram, MSQRD, and Snow from 2015 to 2016. Each video clip from varying times, spaces and contexts have been fabricated into a “how-to-be-successful” life-coach video tutorial.

Laura Hyunjhee Kim works with video, performance and the Internet as a medium to render familiar physical experiences into digitally fabricated (non)existent spaces. Kim received the inaugural ArtSlant Award in New Media. She has exhibited work at on/offline exhibition spaces including CAAMFest,  Bronx Art Space (Bronx, NY), Anthology Film Archives (New York, NY), Fei Contemporary Art Center-Shanghai (Shanghai, China), Institute of Contemporary Arts (London, UK), The Berlin International Directors Lounge–Berlin (Berlin, Germany), Annual Dresden Artists' Exposition (Dresden, Germany), Mutuo Centro de Arte (Barcelona, Spain), “#nfcdab Wrocław” Digital Art Biennial (Wrocław, Poland), Costa Rica Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (San José, Costa Rica), quARTel - Galeria Municipal de Arte (Abrantes, Portugal), Caracas Museum of Contemporary Art-Caracas (Caracas, Venezuela), and Super Art Modern Museum.  Kim received her B.S. in Art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and M.F.A. in New Genres from the San Francisco Art Institute.​ 


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