May 12 - June 17, 2023
From Box 13 Artspace:
“Someone’s Home” is a series drawing on my previous artwork projects, “In a Small Room” and “My First House in the USA.” Through film, photography, records, and installation, I focused on two social phenomena: (1) poor living conditions in modern metropolitan areas such as Seoul and London and (2) dazzling advertising designed to attract potential tenants. I explored the gap between housing advertising and reality. The work is also based on my distressing memory of a nightmarish house in Pittsburgh. To find a home in the United States, I depended on online advertising and contracted a house from South Korea without visiting the property. The place was totally different from what was shown and described in the advertisement, the most severe problem being the walls and ceilings that were deteriorating because of water ingress. There was heavy rain most days in Pittsburgh, and I had to regularly empty the bucket catching the filthy drops of water that leaked from the ceiling. The distressing experience inspired me to create “Someone’s Home.” To show the authentic condition of the house, I have intentionally used only unfiltered images.
Kyungjin Jeong is a multidisciplinary artist and designer living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. Her experiences living in such cities as Seoul, London, and Pittsburgh have led to her awareness of current housing issues. She is interested in the hardships people face in daily life. Her main area of interest is housing, especially the gap between advertising and reality.
KyungJin earned a master’s degree with a distinction in Information Experience Design from the Royal College of Art and dual bachelor’s degrees in Media Interaction Design and Convergence Design from Ewha Womans University. Her project “In a Small Room” received Honorary Mention in Digital Humanity Award at Prix Art Electronica in 2021. It was also nominated for the S+T+ARTS Prize in 2021. Her film was sponsored by the European ARTificial Lab. In 2021, she was selected as a panelist and a design expert for a workshop on Digital Deals by Art Electronica and Japan Tobacco.
Reception: May 12, 2023 | 6:30–9:30 pm
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