Revealuxion

Revealuxion is a version of new media art composed of the shapes and mechanisms inspired by cocoons and marionettes. Kieun views herself as a young butterfly, through the reflection of chrysalis as a representation of her alter ego, she expresses suffering and patience that is embedded in her artwork.

  • Carmen Piazzini
    Sound
  • Joni Void
    Sound
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Feature, Short, Student, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    6 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    May 10, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Group Exhibition 2019 | Korean Cultural Center, Washington DC / Embassy of South Korea
    Washington DC
    United States
    September 6, 2019
    Selected Artist
  • Group Exhibition 2019 | Korean Cultural Center, New York, NY / Embassy of South Korea
    New York
    United States
    May 22, 2019
    Selected Artist
  • Five Continents International Film Festival
    Puerto la Cruz
    Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
    April 3, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Artrooms Fair Roma 2019
    Roma
    Italy
    March 22, 2019
    Selected Artist
Director Biography

Kieun is a ground breaking, creative artist and performer. Featured in the New York Times, Kieun's work has been highly acclaimed as being truly unique and innovative, one of the very few artists today with a tremendous passion and gift for fusing artistic expression with technology.

Her work displays interactive art, installation, physical computing, soft circuits, vital signs and wearable technology. This creativity also demonstrates self-portraits, emotional expressions, and the human connection. She aims to focus on interactive healing effects between people on a variety of projects. Kieun believes her art is expressed in everything she touches. As her portfolio illustrates, her passion for art is interdisciplinary and expressed across diverse media.

She experimented and presented in various forms of multimedia installation. Her representative project, Revealuxion was invited to exhibit at School 33 Art Center 2018, MD, U.S.A., Space in Art New York Gallery 2016, NY, U.S.A., Governors Island Art Fair 2016, NY, U.S.A., and World Maker Faire 2016, NY, U.S.A..

Kieun received Master of Fine Arts degree in Design and Technology at Parsons School of Design on May, 2015. She is currently working as a New York/Baltimore based new media artist and a visual designer in United States.

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Director Statement

Revealuxion is a version of new media art composed of the shapes and mechanisms inspired by cocoons and marionettes. The video symbolizes a dynamic hole presenting a struggled butterfly in the chrysalis. Kieun integrates all her experimental documentary videos into the kaleidoscope effects. She views herself as a young butterfly, through the reflection of chrysalis as a representation of her alter ego, she expresses suffering and patience that is embedded in her artwork.

The title came from a combination of Reveal and Lux. She combined them to reveal herself through the intensity of illumination and body movements. Initially, Revealuxion was an experimental garment for performance, which used LED lights connected to brainwaves as a mental representation and finger movements as a physical representation. She designed organic shapes by fragile satin ice acrylic materials like her concept concentrating on the self-portrait, self-esteem, aesthetic emotions, and human connection. A butterfly naturally struggles for its independence and a marionette is controlled by human fingers. However, in the performance, she voluntarily positioned herself in a chrysalis and used her fingers to control her own movements coming out of the small hole.

To extend journey of imagination, she installed exhibitions of a video projector with white threads and wooden mannequin hands.

Audiences would feel empathy, sympathy, and healing moment through Kieun’s solitary journey.