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Carole Kim

CAROLE KIM is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on live video performance and performance-based video installation. She explores video for its most tactile, expressive and responsive potential as a live medium. She seeks an integration of media where moving image, sound, dance and space are on equal planes engaging in a dynamic reciprocating and mutually supportive dialogue. Kim’s installations are hybrid spaces in which the illusory and actual (i.e. mediated and live) merge together in an “other worldly” environment.
She has exhibited and performed widely in the US and abroad. Recent performance venues include the Museum of Contemporary Art-Los Angeles, REDCAT/Disney Hall, the Getty Center, AxS Art and Science Festival, Springwave Festival/LIG Performing Arts Hall (Seoul, Korea), Decibel Festival/Seattle, the Stanford Jazz Festival, Issue Project Room and Engine 27 (New York), Arts, Media and Engineering Program (AME) Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ) and the Knitting Factory (LA). Her single-channel work has been screened at the Museum of Modern Art-New York, Trampoline: Platform for New Media Art (Nottingham, England), ArtSonje Center (Seoul, Korea) plus numerous festivals in Brazil, Australia, Japan, Germany, England, Estonia and Latvia. Recently, she was in residence at Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, a Master Artist-in-Residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, FL, and a Cultural Crossroads resident at the Holter Museum of Art in Montana. Her work has been supported by the Irvine Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Durfee Foundation, REDCAT, University of California Institute for Research in the Arts (UCIRA), The Getty Center, The Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound (SASSAS), Newtown, Turbulence.org, California Institute of the Arts, and The Center for Experiments in Art, Information, and Technology.

(Please see www.carolekim.com)


The images posted here are from a piece entitled SCAN which was featured in the AxS Art & Science Festival last month at Art Center. For SCAN, I sought to construct a sculptural, volumetric installation. Black mesh becomes a matrix to hold the floating gesture: sewn monofilament, drawn trails of glue, planes of a tonal range of netting. During this residency with Lehrer Architects, I wish to develop the next iteration of these mesh environments.  In December, the installation will be brought to life through performance with Theresa Wong from the Bay Area.

Theresa Wong is a cellist, vocalist, composer and improviser whose training in classical music and design fused during a fellowship at Fabrica Center in Treviso, Italy where she recognized the possibility of transformation in performance through improvisation and the synergy of multiple disciplines. Her current projects include: O Sleep, an improvised opera which explores the conundrum of sleep and dream life and The Unlearning, a collection of songs for cello, violin and two voices inspired by Goya’s Disasters of Waretchings to be released on Tzadik Records in September 2011. Wong has collaborated with such artists as Fred Frith, Luciano Chessa, Joelle Leandre, ROVA Saxophone Quartet, Carla Kihlstedt, Ellen Fullman and dance pioneer Anna Halprin. Her performances have been included at the Fondation Cartier in Paris, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, The Stone in New York City, Festival Internacional de Puebla, Mexico, Unlimited 21 Festival in Wels, Austria and Radio France broadcast, A L’improviste.

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