Bang Geul Han 한방글 artist

han.banggeul[at]gmail.com


2012

Conversation

6800 video clips, Twitter stream, custom software

Despite underlying themes of love and yearning, as the oddly disjointed conversation meanders and bifurcates, it becomes apparent that there is more at work than a simple video playback. Combing the constant stream of public messages on Twitter for select words including “love”, “desire”, and “donut”, the custom-coded software behind this computer-based video installation translates these real-time, text-based “tweets” into the verbalized utterances of the couple. Through robotic sequences of articulated words and subtle body gestures, the work becomes a voyeuristic and hypnotic theater of fragmented yet very human attempts and failures at communicating thoughts and desires.


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