InYoung Yeo and Yaloo in Conversation

May 13, 2019



Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


6:30 p.m.


During this talk, artist-in-residence Yaloo and curator InYoung Yeo explored the intersections of digital technologies, art, and urbanism within their practices. 

Yeo presented on her work as the founder and director of the artist-run-centre Art Space One in Seoul, South Korea. Sharing documentation of past programming at Art Space One, Yeo discussed her experience in collaborating with international institutions to create cross-disciplinary opportunities for emerging artists whose practices engage with artificial intelligence and urban environments. 

Yaloo provided an overview of the themes of her practice and discussed past works that spanned sound, sculpture, fashion, installation, and public art. She also shared a preview of Garden of Seaweed (2019), the virtual reality project she was developing in collaboration with local dancers and technicians while in residence at Western Front. Yaloo situated her experimentation with motion capture technologies within her own diasporic experience of developing the project across multiple international residencies, and explained how her interdisciplinary approach to digital media mirrored a process of linguistic translation.

The event concluded with a question and answer period in which Yeo and Yaloo elaborated on the conditions of artistic production, collaboration, and presentation in South Korea, and their observations on the influence of digital technologies on arts communities and the public realm. 

Yaloo’s residency was presented as part of Particles: Seoul to Vancouver, a program of exchange between artists, curators, and institutions in Seoul and Vancouver, produced in partnership with grunt gallery, and the Banff Centre for the Arts, and in collaboration with Pacific Crossings. Financial support for this program was provided by the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Tourism, Arts, and Culture. 

Video documentation of this event is available upon request.

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