Documentation Art project- The process of the Bunche Painting
This video project explores the boundaries between film and painting, and develops an original approach to the presentation of process. This practice makes painting’s invisible work visible, and reveals the normally hidden process of painting, a process which is imperceptible when audiences view only the final painting. “Documentation Art” is based on the practice of Bunche painting, which is Korean painting technique using powder pigments mixed with water glue on Korean paper in multiple layers. This project is related to the French philosopher, Gilles Deleuze’s process ontology, transcendental aesthetics of sensation, and Henri Bergson’s “theory of memory. As Deleuze writes, we are not defined by fixed ideas and selves, but set in motion in time with endless new changes. This digital documentation of the process of Bunche painting is associated with Deleuze’s “time-image” in relation to transcendental aesthetics.
Sandys ( 6min version of full 18min 31sec video) (10 min version: https://filmfreeway.com/projects/846565 Password:Youngproject2017)
This Documentation Art piece is a video portrait of Sandy. The portrait of Sandy constantly transforms itself into six different figures that Sandy draw on her drawing book. The multiple images of Sandy eventually merged into a single painting, which is imperceptible if the audience sees only the final stage of painting. This transforms process can be seen as a pre-individual and impersonal event of becoming in Deleuzian transcendental aesthetics of sensation.
The Memory of San Francisco ( 3min version of full 23min Documentaiton Art, https://filmfreeway.com/projects/1641990 Password: Youngproject 2017)
The Memory of San Francisco is the third Documentation Art piece created from the process of Bunche painting. I painted The Memory of San Francisco (Bunche on Korean paper, 46 x 61 cm, 2014), and the Documentation Art piece The Memory of San Francisco was created from 1,030 digital photographs which captured the development of the painting’s process. In addition, I filmed the action of painting, and the painting materials, with a digital camera, and added video clips and San Francisco city video footage to the Documentation Art video. This video shows more of the complexity of the process of painting, rather than revealing chronological multiple layers. In addition, I applied music from two different traditions - Korean Gayagum and Piano - to the Documentation video art.
Girl with a Shoe (3min version of full 4min 20sce video, https://filmfreeway.com/projects/846580 Password: Youngproject2017)
This project of video decumentation expolores the virtual aespect of the actual Bunche painting. How the painting is created to become the actual painting through the repetitive changes of virtual and actual process of creation. The images of the painting synchronizes with the Dance with Fragrance of Silence by Hwang, Byungki who is a great Korean Gayagum musician.
Two Girls, (Documentation Art, 3min, https://filmfreeway.com/projects/869707 Password: Youngproject2017 )
16 Screens, Documentation Art, (15min, 12sec), 2014
Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring (Documentation Art, 2 min 52 sec, 2015-)
The Documentation Art piece Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring shows the tree which is constantly being painted over on a single painting throughout the circulation of four seasons ranging from spring to summer to autumn to winter to spring.... This transforming process is imperceptible in the actual painting, but it is a real part of painting, which is expressed in the Documentation Art as the painting’s depth.
This video is synchronized with the rhythm of Migung (The Labyrinth) by Byungki Hwang who is a Korean Gayageum musician. Gayageum is a traditional Korean zither with 12 strings. According to Hwang, Migung is an experimental Gayageum piece which expresses the life cycle of human beings from birth to death. As the change of the tree is synchronized with Migung, the distinction between the subject and the object is dissolved in anthropocosmic sensibility through the process of painting.