Locative Media Gallery
||Shoot me if you can||sunTracer||Tactical Sound Garden||The Walking Project|
|Shoot me if you can
by Taeyoon Choi in collaboration with I&P media art team
diagram: Shoot an image with cameraphone, then send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
via MMS. The image is automatically forwarded to Flickr for participants
Public participants enjoying the game
me if you can is a commentary on the ubiquity of camera phone and overflow
of digital image in our culture, especially those of Korea whose mobile
phone penetration rate is approaching 80%. The game takes the dynamic relationship
between photographer and subject and twists it with a joyful performance.
Situated in such crowd-clad locations in Seoul as ‘Myung Dong’
area, Shoot me if you can also reveals Korean youngsters’
paranoiac desire to photograph and the violence of surveillance camera in
city life. This work attempts to interpret urban data through a public performance.
It is also a research into psycho geographic practice and unitary urbanism
of Situationist International, with the help of new mobile technology.
Online text in Korean and English, illustrations, HTML, link to Flickr moblog (http://www.flickr.com/photos/shootmegame)
His recent experimentations with locative media and wearable computer deal with the issues of locality and object of desire. Collaboratively with Interactive & Practice (a team of artists, engineers and researchers from other disciplines) at the Art center Nabi, he developed an urban game using the camera phone; Shoot me if you can and psychogeographic experiment; Sell your morning walk. In Shoot me if you can participants are required to take a photo of an opposing team member and send it to the gamer server via MMS. It is inspired by first person shooting games and possible violent use of surveillance cameras. His most recent performance, Object of desire, was about camera phone users as everyday tourists and their desire to photograph using wearable computer system with multiple webcams triggered by heartbeats. Human perception of space, cognitive mapping, and global issues are inspiration for locative media projects.
Choi and the team Jangseung is currently working on a new project: Movable Types and Instant Spaces, a wearable architecture project inspired by movable structures in the Korean urban area. The project will be exhibited at the Container Culture exhibit in ISEA 2006 San Jose.
Choi has a B.F.A in Performance at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is currently researching as a M.S student in Culture Technology at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. He is awarded as a 2006 artist in residence at the Art Center Nabi. He currently lives and works in Seoul, Korea.
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