Each of experiential researches (4.0) are part of the self-experiment series that focus on sensory isolation in order to explore atypical, eccentric, but rather introspective methods that enable me to establish a diverse spectrum within my own comfort zone to get away from a state of the overwhelming external world.
I am a solitary being who can easily be pushed into ‘sensory overload.’ As such, Me-Time (4.0) aims to align my mind and body back into balance by reducing sensory stimuli. This is a series of self-experiments that use eccentric methods of REST (Restricted Environmental Stimulation Therapy) to explore my conditions of hyperthyroidism (a hormone/stress-related disease), hypersensitivity, and meticulousness. Being isolated while experiencing contemplation and self-reflection, but remaining aware of the external world, is for me a form of mindfulness. in order to counter sensory overload, avoid hectic pace of like which is full of mobilities in many senses, Self-isolation from the world around me to inhabit, experience, perceive in my own spatiotemporal chamber with my own pace.
Eunmi Mimi Kim(b. South Korea, 1988) is a UK-based, Korean-born artist. She completed her undergraduate degree at Hanyang University, Korea, a BA Fine Arts, Multimedia & Interactive Design, received her MA at Royal College of Art, London UK where she studied Information Experience Design – Experimental Design. She is an emerging interdisciplinary artist, her work is quite eclectic yet eccentric from design to new media art including installation, performance and sound art. The artist is mainly interested in sensory perception and its corresponding communication. Most of her works tend to be self-reflective and research-driven that are related to her scientific and medical interest; embodied cognition, neural activity, sensorial experience, sensory deprivation and therapeutic experience.
Her work has been internationally shown in exhibitions and relevant occasions, to highlight: ‘Thinking Through Sound(2016)’, Design Museum, London, ‘Mundane Mantra (2018)’, St. John Church, as a part of First Thursdays that is organised by Whitechapel Gallery. ‘Ways to Experience(2019)’ that was sponsored by a government organisation called Korean Cultural Centre UK (KCCUK), London, she and one artist initiated to gather artists who have the common denominator, selected as a finalist for an annual open call, had a group show.
Recently, her group exhibition got featured by London Korean Link and London Live TV Channel, Art Rabbit also her own work got featured and had an interview by some of the magazines – Elephant, Create! And Murze magazine. She’s been a finalist including 2018 international contest of contemporary art YICCA, CICA New Media Art Conference (NMAC) 2019, Insatiable Mind SIAF (Salisbury International Arts Festival):WILTSHIRE CREATIVE 2019 and Third prize of Sunny Art Prize 2019 etc.
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