Yunchul Kim studied electronic music in Korea and media art in Germany. Since his time studying in Germany, the artist has used research into the essential properties of materials to produce artwork that reveals their latent "disposition," embodying them in terms of organic relationships among machines as non-human actors, human beings, and objects. Kim's approach to artistic practice involves visualizing the world's various layers of texture, transcending art to propose a unique approach to contemplating the world. His works have been shown internationally including: CCCB, Spain, FACT, UK; ZKM, Germany; Ars Electronica, Austria; International Triennial of New media art, China; VIDA15.0, Spain; Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany; Transmediale, Germany; and New York Digital Salon, amongst others. Kim was the winner of the Collide International Award 2016, CERN, and was awarded the third prize at VIDA 15.0, Vida Foundation in 2013.Read More
 The "machine as non-human actor" that Yunchul Kim refers to – in other words, his kinetic structure – could be described as a dynamic architectural structure rather than an object that has been suspended in a completed state. To explain this aspect, the artist has drawn on the ideas expressed by Gilbert Simondon in "Techno Aesthetics": "The characteristics of architecture are not stationary, but capture a new form of creative process and the movement of interactions that arise in a process of dynamic and generative formalization." (Yunchul Kim, "Materiality," Journal of Art Theory & Practice 15, Korean Society of Art Theories, 2015, p. 204)
Text courtesy Barakat Contemporary.
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