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Seoul Container: Tyoon Choi and Love Virus Curated by Soh Yeong Roh
Love Virus
Written by Michela Pilo   
Aug 03, 2006 at 08:50 PM

Online project Love Virus is one of “Paper-zines” of the blog-inspired, popular mini-homepage service in Korea called “Cyworld.” Love Virus was started in August 2004 with 8 artists from various artistic disciplines such as photography, moving image, interactive art, performance, and even painting. Love Virus is run not only as a popular art blog site, but as an organization for young artists and their fans to meet through various fun-filled offline events: first offline event “Pochangmacha” was held in a tent bar in Seoul in December 2004 and second event called ‘GoGo virus’ was organized in August 2005 while transforming a basement parking lot into a social playground. Their focus is to make unique human relations through media and art. Among 21 participating artists of Love Virus Kim Joon and Jang Woosuk will perform the art project named “Delivery.” Artist Kim Joon is one of the well-known media artists in Korea who has had solo exhibitions many times over and won art prizes on several occasions. The most recent solo exhibition was “Tattoo You” in 2005 which made a comment about underground tattoo and luxury brands as social conflict. Jang Woosuk is a performative artist who held solo exhibitions, including "I don’t know anything except love" which brought a mix and match of urban locality and love into focus. He also became a love messenger between participants in his “love me sweet” bus project, an artistic tour event for singles.

Moveable Types and Instant Spaces / Love Virus
Written by Michela Pilo   
Jul 19, 2006 at 12:38 PM

Moveable Types and Instant Spaces

Artists: Taeyoon Choi, Tellef Tellefson and Cheon Pyo Lee

Moveable Types and Instant Spaces explores how temporary types of architecture can define an experience, and alternatively how social or personal actions and objects can change the perception of a space Lightweight materials are used, suggesting to the viewer that architecture is a concept rather than a reality and that it has less importance than that which it contains. “Pod types” are lightweight architectures that play off of existing sites. They human in scale and can be placed temporarily within the landscape. Working off the idea of wearable architecture, these small types strive to create personal space in the public realm. Each pod type derives its function and a minimum of form from the objects it contains, and in exchange the function of the objects is altered by the architecture.