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Ha Seok Jun : 'Readymaker'

Seokjun Ha

Hanmi Gallery, Seoul

07/09/16 - 07/28/16


Hanmi Gallery is pleased to announce the exhibition, titled Readymaker, by Interactive Media artist Ha Seok-Jun working with 3D pringting sculture and interative video installation. This exhibition is organized in collaboration with Space_BA421 & 10AAA. This exhibition starts from economist Jeremy Rifkin’s The Zero Marginal Cost Society’s notion: This society has been runnung to Zero for making object addmore. Rifkin focus on the foresight that the capitalism will be faded out soon and we will receive new paradigm. As the result, we will meet a cooperative society of common ownership due to a development technology network swiftly.

Artist suggests the attempt to look into the relationship between artwork, and economical product through his Readymaker Series No.2. This artwork has many faces(artist’s portrait), made of 3D pringting and covered with PLA Plastic, become faint gradually from center to edge. In this point, HA is asking the question that artwork, artist make an object by hand, can’t avoid this situation like as the economical value is getting lower and lower. As an One-Person Business - Entrepreneur, how artist should prepare the sharing economy society in the future? Or do not need to prepare? HA treats an artist as the main agents of economic activity at the same time he has lots of questions and realistic concern.

The recent artwork, Readymaker No.2 (2016); a human body colored in red by 3D printing, is connected to previous artwork Platform of Suffering and The Monk. Furthermore, he presents new media art sculpture, Readymaker No.3 (2016), affected by a future novel named A Brave New World (Aldous Huxley, 1932) for this exhibition. The novel described the civilized society and not a civilized society. HA asked what is our dreaming society in the future. This is shaped from Venus statues 2meter-long and using various colors by 3D printer. And put into the 3D printer in the middle of the valley, it can produce sculpture itself as a main body of production. Artist said that it is uncertain to predict our future but the world changes faster than we expected. HA would like to present this exhibition to remind the thought of human life and development of technology through the images of working as a media artist in this high technology era.