Interview with Hye Yeon Nam, Floating Identity

Audio interview coming soon.

Artist Statement

I am a digital media artist working on interactive/kinetic installations and performances. I foreground the complexity of social relationships by making the familiar strange and interpreting everyday behaviors in performative ways. In Floating Identity, I use the water in the reflecting pool as a metaphor for the fluidity of the modern society, and the image of the woman’s face submerged in the water as a symbol for the socially-agreed-upon beauty and identity standards of the modern woman. The audience may change the expression of the face using the manual handle–revealing the variations in the standard for female identity in today’s society.

Hye Yeon Nam (Louisiana, b. 1979) Floating Identity, 2017 Plexiglas and silicone (kinetic sculpture)

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Gregory Johnson (Georgia, b. 1955) WHAT’S IN THE QUEUE?, 2017 Mirror-finished high-chromium stainless steel on powder-coated stainless steel base

12. Gregory Johnson, WHAT’S IN THE QUEUE

Ira Hill (Alabama, b. 1974) American Expressions, ongoing, originated in 2011 Fabricated steel and paint

11. Ira Hill, American Expressions

Steve Rossi (New York, b. 1975) Reciprocal Ladder to Intersect, 2016 Wood and acrylic latex

10. Steve Rossi, Reciprocal Ladder to Intersect

Ben Lock (North Carolina, b. 1980) Rubber Burner, 2011 Steel, chrome lugnuts, convex mirror, wheel, tire, chrome hubcap, gray primer, Chrysler Hemi Orange paint

9. Ben Lock, Rubber Burner

Eric Troffkin (Michigan, b. 1967) Communications Vine, ongoing, originated in 2014 Fiberglass and steel

8. Eric Troffkin, Communications Vine

Stacey Rathert (Mississippi, b. 1987) You Are Here, 2013

7. Stacey Rathert, You Are Here

Submitted photo: Kurt Dyrhaug (Texas, b. 1966) Combine Wing II, 2017 Steel and wood

6. Kurt Dyrhaug, Combine Wing II

Adam Walls (North Carolina, b. 1974) Ker-Plunk, 2008 Painted steel

5. Adam Walls, Ker-Plunk

Matthias Neumann (New York, b. 1969) Double-bench VI (basics), 2017 Wood (2 x 4s)

4. Matthias Neumann, Double-bench VI (basics)

Fumi Amano (Washington, b. 1985) Voice, 2017 Old window frames, wood, and sheet glass

3. Fumi Amano, Voice

Benjamin Jones (Massachusetts, b. 1978) Eventually/Everything, 2015 Steel, aluminum, plywood, linear urethane enamel, lights, custom electronics

2. Benjamin Jones, Eventually/Everything

Hye Yeon Nam (Louisiana, b. 1979) Floating Identity, 2017 Plexiglas and silicone (kinetic sculpture)

1. Hye Yeon Nam, Floating Identity

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