In collaboration with prominent New York multidisciplinary artist Sook Jin Jo, we made her artwork came alive for an orchestral performance at the Presidential Archives of Sejong, Korea. Neuronic used projection mapping on Jo’s combined paintings, making the flying phoenix come alive with wings of fire and dynamic color symbolism in balance with the archive’s musical production.
The projection was overlaid on top of Jo’s painting which was done on several inter-connecting wood panels. (Photo by BOKCO)
Sook Jin Jo with Derek Bermel (Artistic Director of the American Composers Orchestra and Clarinetist)
Projection mapping, similar to video mapping and spatial augmented reality, is a projection technique used to turn objects, often irregularly shaped, into a display surface for video projection.
Jo’s works can be seen in numerous public collections, including the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Korea; the Seoul Museum of Art in Korea; Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art, Ansan, Korea; the Erie Museum of Art in Pennsylvania; the Huntington Museum of Art in West Virginia; the Housatonic Museum of Art in Connecticut; the Arko Art Center in Seoul, Korea; the LA Metro Detention Center in Los Angeles; and the Margulies Collection at the Warehouse in Miami. She completed the construction of Art House, a nondenominational chapel in Tipitapa, Nicaragua in 2018.
Active as a lecturer or panelist at many universities and art organizations, Jo has spoken at venues such as the Americans for the Arts annual convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the Maier Museum of Art in Virginia; the Huntington Museum of Art in West Virginia; The New School/ Parsons School of Design in New York; the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York; and 2019 Inter-disciplinary Curatorial Panel, i-Park Foundation in East Haddam, Connecticut. Jo has received two MFA’s: one from Hong-Ik University, Korea, and one from Pratt Institute, New York.