Being-Body as Incorporeal Tracing and Enfolding-Mind by Tactile Sight: Art Work 

Yun Jeong Hong

Being-Body as Incorporeal Tracing and Enfolding-Mind by Tactile Sight: Art Work

Being-Body as Incorporeal Tracing and Enfolding-Mind by Tactile Sight: Art Work 

Yun Jeong Hong



Teaching assistant: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL.  2010

Graduate Assistant of Professor Stephen Cartwright for sculpture I and sculpture 2

·       Advising and mentoring about 20 students to perform critical thinking of art, understand the character of materials, engage with the process of making, and achieve problem-solving skills.

·       Designing final project, giving a lecture and leading the critique.

·       Grading based on students’ individual achievement.

 Host and Parasite

(Site-specific research/ installation project)

Sculpture 2, Final project

Course Instructor: Stephen Cartwright

Teaching assistant: Yun Jeong Hong

This project is developed by Yun Jeong Hong

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, Spring 2010


  Project objectives:


Ø  Understanding the relationship between a/your body and an object

Ø  Understanding positions between society and individual, reality and fiction, and self and others

Ø  Understanding the function of scale

Ø  Defining a site-specific work from your own research


Project description:

Site-specific artwork is the art that happens in a certain site. Historically, it originates from conceptual art, minimalism in art, and land art. It combines the fields of design, architecture, fine art, and goes beyond them. In this project, we will make an object/sculpture based on research on a variety of materials. At this time, we will conduct research on site specific contexts and situate the final work in a specific site. We will begin with preliminary research about the place, ourselves, objects, and the possible relationships between all of these things. We will then rationalize our choice of space and explore the effective ways of visual communication for the final installation.

Throughout the course of the project, you first need to find a spot/place that catches your attention. It can be a place that you visit on your daily activities, or a new place of your choosing. For example, it can be an obvious location such as a room you use frequently, or it can be a tiny space in a crack on the wall. You then need to think about the function, the shape, and the time-based history of the space. You should define your position, your site and your relationship with the site. For instance, you can define yourself as one of the individuals of the human species, an explorer venturing into the unknown, or an artist living in this town. You might explore your body as your site. Everything that you can imagine is possible. Although the project is site specific, it might move to a fictional story or fantasy. However, try not to let preconceived notions about your desire influence your research steps. Because of high flexibility, grounded concepts and solid research for the entire process are very important.

During the installation, you might need to reconsider the importance of the work, and what will be happen after it. Do you want to keep your work in this site? If not, why? Do you want to show your work as an art project or an unexpected happening?

 *This project is a part of Nomadic Fantasia