Date of Award

Spring 5-17-2019

Author's School

Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts

Author's Program


Degree Name

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)




This art statement is rooted in an idea that the existential quality is independent of absence and presence (synonymous to appearing and disappearing, and real and recognition) and distilled physicality of human body creates a parallel relationship between the two. In search of a proof and logic for articulating the central idea, –that the absence does not define evanescence of existence— the application of physical interactivity in my art, also known as relational aesthetic, enables the work to invite viewers in a way that the interactors leave their traces by physically interacting with the work. These individual traces are eventually archived into a collective mass and thus belong to the artist’s authority as each mark of trace becomes separated from its origin. In this essay, I combine the notion of beingness of an image to the nature of trace, the death of present moment and fragments of presences, and discuss how such ideas are applied in my interactive art practice.

Mentor/Primary Advisor

Lisa Bulawsky

Artist's Statement

In the act of creating, archiving and finally erasing the traces, the fragments of presences, I stand on my manifestation that I resist living in the information given to my body, acknowledging that my distilled physicality creates confusion between reality and illusion. Bounded by the ultimate force of time and space, therefore, I desire to be independent of the real and recognition and seek for the essence of existence.