(Brooklyn, NY)Jayoung Yoon

Jayoung Yoon was born in Seoul, Korea. She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2009, a post-baccalaureate certificate from Maryland Institute College of Art and a BFA and an MFA from Hongik University in Seoul. She has attended many Artist-in-Residence programs. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in the USA, Egypt and Korea. Her work varies in format from video to photography, installation, and performance to deal with the perception of being present. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

The space in the stream of Thought

Jayoung Yoon's work deals with the perception of being present in a moment. By using our senses fully in everyday life, people can pay attention to the subtle moment. Yoon wants to create gaps that occur in the stream of thought to invite people to feel the ‘Now.’ To stay fully conscious and present in the moment, Yoon is interested in creating video performance which makes people slow down, pause and wait and then moves beyond. Her project will be related to the architectural space which is a kind of third skin of body for installations of her hair sculpture and performance. When the performer’s body becomes very quiet and slows down to focus on the moving mind, the expectation is that it also makes the viewer focus inward instead of paying attention to a situation or surroundings. Yoon will project videos on gallery sites or outdoor public spaces to interact with people in New York City, in order to share the notions of perception, imagination and materiality in the context of body experience and questioning contemporary issues of awareness.