Experiments on artworks by Hae Young Ji
Art Direction and Editorial Design
October 2018 / January 2019
Made at HGK Basel — Art Direction with Prof. Marion Fink // made with Hyunjun Jang and Stephanie Müller
How can a designer collaborate with a contemporary artist? How can artworks be expanded and reinterpreted by design?
Hae Young Ji is a contemporary Korean artist dealing, among others, with the issues of new medias. Two artworks of her oeuvre, How to be insensitive and Touch Touch Touch, were selected for further visual studies. The artworks were deconstructed in a lab situation with visual explorations and several experiments that are presented in individual booklets. These booklets are meant to be a report and documentary to be handed to the artist, to create a loop and circle of action and reaction.
The main focus was the deconstruction and the expanding of the artworks by reinterpretation. Some crucial topics were the tactile experience, the virtual sensory satisfaction, the digital content in relation to the internet environment, the text-image relationship, the text as formal frame and explanation of visual explorations and the text as part of the artworks. The goal was to enrich and strengthen the artworks that deal with digital, internet and media content.