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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.

From the painting process, I created digital documentation consisting of 1321 digital pictures which captured each layer of the painting; 69 video clips of painting actions and conversations; and 73 audio clips which recorded the sounds of the painting process. The process of painting Sandys was restructured in a non-chronological way through the video and sound editing process.

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Director Biography

Hyeyoung was born in South Korea, and earned a PhD degree in Contemporary Arts at Lancaster University. Her PhD research investigates the boundaries between painting and film, and explores the potentiality of digital documentation of the process of Korean Bunche painting as an independent fine art piece from the final stage of the painting. This practice also re-invent French philosopher Gilles Deleuze's theory of art as Transcendental Realism.

Hyeyoung earned a BFA and an MFA in Korean painting at Kyung Hee University, South Korea. After 10 years working experience as a practicing artist, she came to San Francisco in 2010 to study contemporary art at the San Francisco Art Institute. This trans-cultural experience led her to develop a new way of seeing everyday life, not through fixed identity and pre-existing categories, but rather infused with the notion of differenciation, and in search of truths as a process.

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