Audio interview coming soon.
Interview with Hye Yeon Nam, Floating Identity
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.