My work portrays a sense of longing for what is inaccessible and out of reach. Physical and emotional disconnection from others is depicted as physical distance over space and time. My work reflects my personal experiences as a Korean American having lived in South Korea, France, and the United States at different times of my life. I begin my research by looking at photo and video archives of my local or transcontinental travel history, and the resulting patterns, and images that connote both place and passage. The visual elements of that data are fragmented and then reconstructed into a new form. Those layered and collaged elements portray the way that memories are fractured and altered. In my process, digital technology serves as a bridge between the sculptural, physical, virtual, and viewer’s sensorial experience. Technology also conveys the concept of telepresence that helps us maintain our relationships and communication with others despite the distance. Videos projected onto objects and architecture portray times of transition, with abstracted and fragmented images that are either temporarily or permanently still. With the manipulation of playback speed in moving images, my work encourages both active and intimate interaction.
Jae-Eun Suh, a multidisciplinary artist from Austin, Texas, is currently pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in New Media at the University of North Texas. Suh uses digital images and projection to create deconstructed compositions by layering and reconstructing. She believes that layer adds and removes specificity and visualizes dualities. She utilizes both analog and digital methods of production and her work process conveys the fallibility of memory. Her works involve a variety of media — video projection, sculpture, computational image-making, 3D scanning, sound, and installation. Suh was recently an artist in residence at Dance x Technology Creative Lab organized by the Korean National Contemporary Dance Company, in South Korea. She has also received the Talley Dunn Gallery Equity In The Arts Fellowship and her work has been shown at the Centre Culturel et Littéraire Jean Giono in Manosque, Czong Institute for Contemporary Art in Gimpo, South Korea, and The MAC in Dallas.