Sojung Park(b. 1993 South Korea) is a multidisciplinary artist working in sculpture, installation, and painting. After receiving her BFA from Busan National University she undertook an MA at the Royal College of Art. She currently lives and works in London.
Park explores the hierarchical structure of sensation and visually depicts sensory experiences that language cannot encapsulate. She focuses on the errors in human sensory perception within a constantly evolving world. Her work visualizes the diminishing sense of touch, which gradually recedes under the dominant influence of visual media and highlights the oversimplification of sensoryexperiences. Through her sticky kinetic sculptures, Park stimulates unconventional senses emphasizing the significance of tactile perception against a mere visual encounter.
The hands want to see, the eyes want to caress.’ – Johann Wolfgangvon Goethe
Medium:Disassembled massage chair, Frosted acrylic, Aluminum Frame, Streched fabric, Wood.
Medium:Casted silicone, Massage machine motor, Glass, Stainless steel
Medium:Massage machine motor, Silicone, Motion sensor, Arduino/ Silicone, Pigment, Clamps.
Humans instinctively react to their surrounding environment for their survival as sentient beings. The nervous system consistently processes external stimuli, translating them into sensations, emotions, and thoughts. This natural process occurs regardless of our conscious awareness. Therefore, disregarding the existence of these sensations may result in a sense of ‘emptiness’—a feeling of ‘void’ or 'feeling of nothing.'