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Shin’m

“Welcome to Shin’m : please dive into Shin’m, a lively space that breathes through your movement. You wear the jacket and explore the fluctuating space. It connects you to the ephemeral world of Shin’m. You connect, melt and finally expand yourself through aural dissipation. May you fathom the ocean.”

Shin’m has two layered meanings in Korean. Shin and Um, as individual words, mean the body and sound, respectively. As a word Shin-um means moaning and groaning; which I believe to be natural and un-manipulated sounds directly from the body; sounds of growth. Shin’m thus expresses its multi-layered concept; hybridization of body, technology, space towards the post human.

Shin’m is a hybridization of performance and installation and a hybridization of body, technology and the sound space. The Shin’m space is an interactive audiovisual environment, exploring the relationship between the body and space with the spatial drawing of sound connecting them. Shin’m starts as an interactive performance. The performer is activated by the audience’s touch and brings their collective energy to the Shin’m space. In the Shin’m space, there is an interface hanging in the middle of the room. The performer wears it and connects herself to the space. Drops on the floor and the wall as well as sound in the space follow her movement. Her movement may provoke the drops and change them into a swirling body. Her body, sound, and lights dance, draw and transform themselves together. Shin’m project is an interactive performance that transforms into an interactive installation. Later, participants share the role of a performer in the Shin’m space. Here occurs hybridization of identity as object and subject.

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