Lead and Follow
Dongjoo Seo is a Korean artist who works with video, multimedia, graphic design, installation and text. His participation in Foundación´ace‘s artist-in-residence program happened thanks to an agreement with ARKO (Korea Art Council).
During his residency at Proyecto´ace, Dongjoo Seo developed a project titled Lead and Follow, through which he explored the relationship between body, space and time combining fictional narratives with an audiovisual experimentation by means of a documentary filmmaking approach.
Based on self-reflective, site-specific, process-oriented, performative storytelling, Lead and Follow explores the duality between dream and real; material and emotion; the self and the other; loss and empathy; Seoul and Buenos Aires (two cities that are, practically, on exact opposite sides of the globe).
For this project, Dongjoo Seo had the help and support from all the team at Proyecto´ace plus the rest of the artists in residence, all of which participated in the filming of his work by dancing an experimental tango piece for the camera. The building that hosts Proyecto´ace’s residency studios, which is 115 years old and has been completely refurbished to this purpose, also became one of the main characters in Dongjoo Seo’s piece.
1982 | Seoul, South Korea.
2017 | MFA in Visual and Media Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin. Germany.
2009 | BFA, Visual Communication Design, Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea.
2019 | Because of You, Sejong Hyundai Motor Gallery, Sejong Art Center Double, Lotte Museum of Art. Seoul, South Korea.
Deep Space 8K, Ars Electronica Center. Linz, Austria.
Hyundai X ART, Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria.
Graphic / display designs for the ZERO exhibition, Pohang Museum of Steel Art. Pohang, South Korea.
End of the World and Missed Calls, PyeongChang International Peace Film Festival. South Korea.
ASEAN Splash! Water, a celebration of life, ASEAN Culture House, The Korea Foundation. Busan, South Korea.
2019 | Finalist, international Hermès scarf design contest. Paris France.
Lotte Museum of Art Young Artist Award. Seoul, South Korea.
Grand Prize, Hyundai Motor Group VH Award. Mabuk, South Korea.
2015 | Idea Award, Seoul Brand Ideas Contest. Seoul, South Korea.
2013 | Silver award, Dok-Do flag design contest. Seoul, South Korea.
2008 | Winner, Adobe Design Achievement Awards. New York, USA USA.
2018 | Ars Electronica Center, Linz, (powered by Hyundai Motor Group). Austria.
A Thousand Horizons
At November’s ´aceNITE event, Korean artist Dongjoo Seo opened the exhibition of his work A Thousand Horizons, which combines CG and the repetitive page-turning of a book captured through an unfamiliar perspective.
Through the constantly expanding and changing horizontal landscape of the symbolic time of day, it explores the digital and analog media’s temporal, spatial, and material properties, metaphorizing human reason, action, and interaction. It poses questions about the being between macro-micro, external-internal, conceptual-abstract, real-fantasy, nature-artificial, body-mind, captivating visitors into a synesthetic experience.
Artists in Dialog
On Wednesday, November 20th, the projects of international artists in residence plus guest artists were presented at Fundación´ace. The artists-in-residence of the period were Dongjoo Seo (South Korea), Caroline Suttlehan (USA), Toni Ardizzone (USA) and Sion Webb (Wales).
Dongjoo Seo presented the screening of his piece 1000 Horizons in the Políglota Room; Caroline Suttlehan showed her project One Line at a Time in the Mezzanine Space; Sion Webb presented his work in progress Evergreen by means of an open studio in The Tower ; on the terrace, the public could visit the mural painting by Toni Ardizzone.
Artists Daniel Young (USA) and Denise Carner Lorenzo (Argentina), who during 2019 took part in Production Residencies at ´ace, were invited to exhibit their work in this ´aceNITE. In the Central Hall, Daniel chose one of the pieces of his project Hunted and Collected and Denise showed her delicate project Ephemeral in the Transversal Space.
Claudia Schnaider (Argentina), artist selected through the Semillero 2018 program, exhibited her work Memento Mori in the Políglota Room.