Will you be there?

Will You Be There? Loom 02 韓國當代藝術聯展

《XDXD 2018》,《Will you be there?》 exhibition of Loom 02, Project Fulfill Art Space, Taipei.
Painting:Hyein Lee 李惠忍(Seoul)
Sound:Lu Yi 盧藝(Taipei)

In this project, I worked with the Korean artist Hyein Lee, who I never met in person. These portrait paintings were sketched during live video calls made between Lee and myself. I then used two sound synthesizers 《PIXELSYNTH》and 《Virtual ANS》to translate the paintings contrast and shade into sound. Lee also provided text which described her feelings about this process of collaboration.

Using a voice synthesis application 《Voice Spice Recorder》 this text was made audible and added to the sound composition which now accompanies the paintings in the gallery, parts of sound in the sound composition have aloof and distant quality the reflects the process by which it was made.

*《PIXELSYNTH》 :a synthesizer that uses images and drawings as a basis for creating sounds. It is inspired by the ANS Synthesizer created by Evgeny Murzin in 1937.

*《Virtual ANS》:a software simulator of the unique Russian synthesizer ANS – photoelectronic microtonal/spectral musical instrument created by Russian engineer Evgeny Murzin from 1938 to 1958. The app is cross-platform and available for iOS, Android, Windows, Linux and OSX.

*《Voice Spice Recorder》

這場合作是我新的聲音嘗試,與一位從未見面的韓國藝術家Hyein Lee(李惠忍)聯合創作,使用她先透過視訊(Face Time)現場寫生盧藝(我)的視覺影像,再經由兩種聲音合成器PIXELSYNTH和Virtual ANS去識別圖案的明暗與對比,以及網路語音合成調變後的聲音。



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Hyein Lee

Throughout her art practice Hyein Lee (b. 1981) has traveled to different countries, immersing herself as a stranger in her surroundings, painting in the open air out of the studio, often completing a work in one sitting. Her art practice seeks to portray the spontaneous experiences or accidents as they occur, that can in turn affect our perception of space and time beyond our expectations. Her latest series XDXD is a collaboration with Taipei artist Lu Yi, structured over multiple sessions of FaceTime and Skype video calls, the two artists converse and interact through a screen without having met face to face. Lee observes the day to day activities of Lu Yi – a sound artist tinkering with unfamiliar audio devices or planning future performances. Lee captures these intimate observations by painting while conversing with Lu Yi, watching her work and responding to the music that she creates in the background. Her paintings become a random collection of remnants that depict time unfolding into an unknown future, yet are informed by the structures of time, space and the actions in which we take.

Previous exhibitions include: ‘Artist File 2015’, National Art Center, Tokyo and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (2015); ‘Lesson for Mundi Vita’, Seoul City Museum of Art, Seoul (2014); ‘Today’s Salon’, Common Center, Seoul (2014); and ‘Bad Romanticism’, Arko Museum, Seoul (2011).