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BTS 방탄소년단 - CONNECT, BTS - A. V. Janssens & Y, Kang - Seoul

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2020. 1. 28.

Gazing into the mist in Green, Yellow and Pink is an experience with contrasting effect.

Beyond the Scene is a reimagination of BTS’s signature dance movements as seen through projection mapping. Large scale projections capture key movements in the septet’s choreography, performed by dancers behind white fabric. The figures’ limited silhouettes might appear anonymous and abstract, but with time shapes and forms are brought together to populate the space – like a metaphor for how the seven band members build BTS together with the support of their fans, known as A.R.M.Y. This projection mapping work may be understood in terms of either “persona” or “identity” because of the way it simultaneously conceals and reveals.

Ann Veronica Janssens is a contemporary visual artist who works primarily in light. She was born in 1956 in Folkestone, England. She lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.

Janssens's installation piece of blue and yellow paraffin smoke, Daylight Blue, Skyblue Medium, Yellow (2011), was included in Dynamo: A Century of Light and Movement in Art, 1913–2013 at the Grand Palais in Paris.

In 2013 she created colorful light installations for the Chapelle Saint-Vincent in Grignan, France.

Janssens worked together with the Belgian choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker on different occasions. Janssens created the lighting for De Keersmaeker's choreography The Song. For De Keersmaekers choreography Cesena, where the set was stripped to its bare walls, Janssens introduced subtle lighting.

Dr. Yiyun Kang is an artist, researcher, and visiting lecturer at Royal College of Art (London) who explores the intersection of art, technology, and experience. Kang is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, UK. She received her BFA from Seoul National University’s Painting department, her MFA from UCLA’s Design & Media Arts department, and her PhD from the Royal College of Art. Kang has an international career in new media art practices and is recognized for her projection mapping installations. Her works have been exhibited in Europe, Asia and the United States, including at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A, London), the Venice Architecture Biennale, and the Seoul Museum of Art. She has participated in several residency programmes, including at the V&A and the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea. 

Kang’s site-specific installation at the V&A, sponsored by Samsung has been acquired by the museum in 2017, and her large-scale projection installation work commissioned by Italian Fashion House, Max Mara has awarded the Red Dot Award 2018 in Communication Design. Kang is recently featured in Bloomberg media group’s ‘Art+Technology’ series sponsored by Hyundai Motor group.

As a researcher, her academic writings that examine the novel characters of digital projected moving-image artworks have been published in the Leonardo Journal (MIT Press) and Practices of Projections, published by Oxford University Press (2019). She participated in several conferences and symposiums including SIGGRAPH 2018 and NEXUS Pavilion, organized by La Biennale di Venezia and European Commission, and continuously gives artist talks in the corporates and institutions, such as Foster+Partners.

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