Floating Identity by Hye Yeon Nam, assistant professor of digital art at the LSU School of Art, is on display now through October 25, 2015, at the Amorepacific Museum of Art (APMA) in Korea. The installation is part of the third exhibition of the Amorepacific Museum of Art Project (APMAP), which takes place in the outdoor spaces of the AMOREPACIFIC R&D Center in Yongin. Artists who explore the beauty of sense and cognition were invited from around the world to participate. Under the theme of “Technology towards New Beauty,” 16 artist teams were chosen to create artworks that show both the artists’ research processes and outcomes. Viewers are invited to walk between the works and contemplate the artists’ questions and concepts, starting the meditative journey.
Nam’s installation, Floating Identity, features a woman’s face submerged in water in a granite pond. The water is a metaphor for the fluidity of modern society, and the face is a symbol for socially agreed beauty and identity of the modern woman. The facial expression can be changed via the manual handles with the active participation of the audience, revealing the variables of the standards of beauty in today’s society.
View more of Nam’s work at hynam.org.
Visit museum.amorepacific.co.kr/en/yonging2015.asp for more information about the exhibition and the Amorepacific Museum of Art.