Jin-Yo Mok is a media artist working and living in Seoul. He received his BFA and MFA from Hong-Ik University and continued his study at the ITP, New York University. His works have been exhibited, collected and featured both online and offline over the world including ARS Electronica, Whitney museum, Chelsea museum New York, Guggenheim Bilbao museum, Taipei museum of contemporary art, Korea national museum of contemporary art, Direct Digital in Italy, etc. He also made a large-scaled 3-layered LED façade for Shinsegae department store in 2010 in Seoul, and recently created the renowned kinetic landscape Hyper-Matrix for Hyundai motor group. He is leading a Seoul based media artists group Jonpasang and as a professor teaching at the digital art program of Yonsei university, Korea.
TRAP is a triangle that moves autonomously within an all white canvas. The triangle has been created strong enough to work against the nature of gravity freely gliding along the vertical canvas but it can only work within the frame and cannot escape from it. As the triangle reaches the edges, the installation releases a compelling sound as the shape ricochets off the border in the opposite direction. This “trap for a triangle” engages the audience by appearing to float on top of its background at first glance, then as it moves, makes people gaze into the empathetic movement of the trapped one.
EMAN is an offline realization of my online project EMAN. It is a creation of my playful imagination on The Creation. I made up and documented the history of his birth, his name, his prayer and his duties on the Web. And I just began to make one part of his duty offline.
EMAN is big and tall. The total height of the installation is around 3 meters (10′). It rotates itself and walks tracing the viewers around it.
SoniColumn is an interactive sound installation that can be played by touch. The installation takes the form of a column-like cylinder, of a height that does not quite reach the ceiling but just high enough to reach. Grids of LEDs installed inside the column light themselves on by the users’ touch and emit unique sounds. When a user cranks the handle, the column slowly rotates itself and plays the light patterns of the user’s touch. “
MusicBox 2004 is the third object in The Music Box Project . It is a sound instrument that integrates an installation with interactions over the Internet. The physical installation consists of an old-fashioned music box with a crank handle, in which the pins have been replaced with LEDs and the notes with photo sensors for user interaction.