Believing in sympathetic magic of stock images, vulnerability of computer screenshots, and memes possessed by electric archetypes, my work welcomes the sentimental rituals of painting and early cinema through digital tools. Mistranslating the traditional narrative practices, I make iPad paintings, GIF animations, and participatory videos that recover the othered bodies that has been long been compressed, ripped, and remixed across time and space. With an open invitation to collaborate, I am driven by the challenge to create a visual vocabulary based on democracy, compassion, play, and trust.
Taehee Whang is a Korean American artist and educator who works in participatory video, drawing, and performance. Starting with her thesis project at RISD Painting (BFA 2016) where she produced narrative paintings and videos based on her younger brother’s abandoned film scripts, she is interested in forming a new and accessible visual vocabulary oriented towards mutual care, empowerment, and decolonial love that incorporates digital tools with traditional art making. She collaborated and worked with various institutions and nonprofit groups such as Children’s Museum of the Arts (CMANY), Studio REV-, Eyebeam, RISD Museum, and New York Arts Practicum (NYAP).