A Seoul based web-art group formed in 1998. In 2007 a solo exhibition of their work, Black on White, Grey Ascending, was presented at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York.

YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES is Its C.E.O., Young-hae Chang (Korea), and its C.I.O., Marc Voge (USA) are based in Seoul. YHCHI has made work in 16 languages and presented much of it at the following institutions: Tate, London, the Centre Pompidou, Paris, the Whitney Museum, New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Getty Center, Los Angeles, the Moderna Museet, Stockholm, the Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Barcelona, the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Venice Biennial, the Fukuoka Asian Art Triennial, the São Paulo Biennial, the Kitakyushu Biennial, and the Istanbul Biennial.

Using mostly jazz musical forms, a plain typeface (Monaco) and Flash animation technology, Chang and Voge have built a body of Web-based works that present seductive, acerbic and sophisticated narratives. Clicking on a title or a link activates a story that unfurls as type in the browser window, each work experienced at its own pace without stopping, providing an experience somewhere between a reading and a movie. Their work dispenses with the usual interactivity and other characteristics of Web-based media; most works are offered in several languages and the socio-political consciousness of the text is emphasized via the screen’s material effects—type size and weight, velocity and duration. The works engage modernist structures, the intelligibility of language, notions of text and subtext, and both evoke and update print-based experiences.

My Pretty Peacenik, 2010
Original text and music soundtrack
HD QuickTime movie, scalable dimensions.
Running time: 16 min 04 sec.

*Image credit: Greenhouse Media

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