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Ants

By | Photobooks

Ants
Youngdon Jung
Mediabus
Korean and English

 

Softcover
64 pages
235 x 18 mm.
2016
ISBN: 978899402754893660

 

The rhythm made by all different human beings in the same space. This is the scenery which we can see from the top of a high-rise apartment. Every person seen form their own movement, within their own clothes and steps. Jung caught particular patterns from it. There are images of gathering and scattering of diverse crowds, alongside detailed images of concentration and dispersion of people from their own bodies. These images show people’s lives and the direction of their bodies. However, like soil which scatters away when it becomes dry, the movements of people are also hard to use to define a clear outline.

The image which disappears from our sight as soon as we take it, is crumpled like a clod of dirt in our hands. If the particles of the frame, or the photo disappear,  a lot of these images would be scattered in all directions. Then where can the particle go and what rhythm of image can it make?

 

About the Artist:
Youngdon Jung was born in Seoul, Korea. He graduated from Chung-Ang University. He is interested in connecting people and places, understanding diverse cultures and exploring nature while further interpreting our daily lives. He focuses on the unified pattern which is usually seen in the daily life. He gives attention to the phenomenon that each individual is standardised in the society. To present these ideas, Jung usually uses photography to deal with questions of time and space.

Since his first exhibition Evocation; Ventilation at the Total Museum For Contemporary Art – Project Space the Room, Jung has participated in several international group exhibitions and projects such as Against Photography (2015, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea), and Inner Color (2014, Laznia Contemporary Art Center, Poland). In addition, Jung was part of the collective Moojin Brothers focusing on media art works. In this group, Jung usually takes the role as cinematographer, but has also had the experience to explore other mediums.

Youngdon Jung has also shown media art works at European Media Art Festival (2016, Osnabrück, Germany), 16th International Cine A La Calle Short Film Festival (2016, Barranquilla, Colombia) and has recently won the PhotoIreland Festival Portfolio Reviews 2015 and the Grand Prize of Glocal Contest at the 15th Seoul International New Media Festival.

About the Publisher:
Mediabus is a small publishing house based in Seoul, Korea. It was founded in 2007 by independent curators in collaboration with designers. Mediabus publishes zines and books, produces and distributes, organises exhibitions and events, directs workshops, and carries out project or book commissions for companies and institutions.

mediabus.org

Wondering Wandering

By | Photobooks

Wondering Wandering
Youngdon Jung
Mediabus
Korean and English

Interview by Nathalie Boseul Shin and Youngdon Jung
Translated by Laura M. Kingdon and Jungeun Woo

 

Hardcover
23 prints, 1 softcover booklet and 1 foldout map
27 pages in booklet
210 x 265 mm.
2016
ISBN: 978899402758693660

 

Jung travelled his hometown on bicycle, capturing people and objects. He requested that people write down their story and in that way, he was able to portray the city’s shape, as seen by its inhabitants. Through his wandering with strangers and observations of the surrounding landscape of his hometown, he wanted to understand the face of those around him, their relationships and differences.

I lost my way home. Was it because I mistook the way or, because I didn’t know where I was. Although, I have been living in my home town over 10 years, I didn’t know its geography and what my desire here was. There is only sounds of a gun, a bird’s wings, sweet cement powder and feelings of desolate mist. Looking back, I couldn’t seize anything and just passed the time. However, unlike me, everything has been changing, repeating, and scattering with many events over a period of time, and it aims towards perfection all the time. It suddenly occurs to me that I will live just as one of the eyewitnesses or I will make my camera capture it.

About the Artist:
Youngdon Jung was born in Seoul, Korea. He graduated from Chung-Ang University. He is interested in connecting people and places, understanding diverse cultures and exploring nature while further interpreting our daily lives. He focuses on the unified pattern which is usually seen in the daily life. He gives attention to the phenomenon that each individual is standardised in the society. To present these ideas, Jung usually uses photography to deal with questions of time and space.

Since his first exhibition Evocation; Ventilation at the Total Museum For Contemporary Art – Project Space the Room, Jung has participated in several international group exhibitions and projects such as Against Photography (2015, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea), and Inner Color (2014, Laznia Contemporary Art Center, Poland). In addition, Jung was part of the collective Moojin Brothers focusing on media art works. In this group, Jung usually takes the role as cinematographer, but has also had the experience to explore other mediums.

Youngdon Jung has also shown media art works at European Media Art Festival (2016, Osnabrück, Germany), 16th International Cine A La Calle Short Film Festival (2016, Barranquilla, Colombia) and has recently won the PhotoIreland Festival Portfolio Reviews 2015 and the Grand Prize of Glocal Contest at the 15th Seoul International New Media Festival.

About the Publisher:
Mediabus is a small publishing house based in Seoul, Korea. It was founded in 2007 by independent curators in collaboration with designers. Mediabus publishes zines and books, produces and distributes, organises exhibitions and events, directs workshops, and carries out project or book commissions for companies and institutions.

mediabus.org

Porn Hurts Everyone

By | Photobooks

Porn Hurts Everyone
Niall O’Brien
Footfall
English

Text by Francesca Gavin and Ryann Bosetti

 

Hardcover
88 pages
210 x 280 mm.
2016
ISBN: 9781527201668

 

This body of work is an insightful and respectful look at the lives of individuals and communities struggling to thrive in the, often grim, political and economic landscape of contemporary America. Struggling – and sometimes failing – to resist succumbing to the racism, bigotry and extremism that can bubble away beneath the kindest and most generous of personalities, stoked by the propaganda, claustrophobia and the, sometimes desperate, desire to be free that O’Brien found to be a common factor in each of the small-towns and rural outposts that he visited.

Although unplanned, the timing of the publication of Porn Hurts Everyone is noted by the photographer, “It’s been an interesting time to look back on this project. I wasn’t conscious of the political side of what I was shooting but that sense emerges through the book. I was exploring these small towns that are filled with wonderful, welcoming people, offering me bed and board, but it was what was beneath that, when we started talking, that really fascinated me. That’s what I feel emerges in this work and it gives us an understanding of the people that played such a big part in the current changes in American politics.

About the Artist:
Born in Dublin, Ireland, photographer and filmmaker Niall O’Brien studied fine art photography at the Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology. Niall has exhibited widely in a number of continents and continues to exhibit. He is currently working on a number of personal and commercial projects.

niallobrien.co.uk

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