2008 Galleries

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Galleries // 2008 Spark:Concept // Interrupted


Winner - Silver

Competition: Spark:Concept
Designer: Jaekyung Jung
Design Type: Graphics
Company / Organization / School: Jaekyung Jung Design

"The 'intentional and planned' interference of the human physical, sensational, and conscious behavior could increase the probability of new forms of creation." As witnessed in the influence that bipolar disorder and epilepsy had on Van Gogh’s painting technique and the cataract that induced Monet’s unique color scheme and style in his later works, the interruption of human logic, motor skills, and senses can play a significant role in inventing new modes of creative expression. In order to test this thesis, I developed devices that artificially induce physical, sensational, and intentional interferences for the subject. For example, I designed a device that interrupts human vision. This head-mounted device disrupts the subject’s vision through either delaying the image or flipping it horizontally and vertically. To test the device, I also recruited a diverse group of painters, ceramic artists, and graphic designers. Wearing the head-mounted gear, they painted, designed typefaces and ceramics under the altered state of vision.