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Myung Jun Lee

MA work

Ctrl + Z


Ctrl + Z is a research project that explores the use of beauty filters on ‘selfie’ image applications used by young Koreans. The project asks if computational image tools are affecting norms of self-image and beauty, and how this might be different to the photographic approaches of the past. 

In the installation, two screens are facing each other. One screen exhibits portraits that have been edited through beauty filters. The other screen is blank. However, when the audience stands in front of a small frame situated in front of the blank screen, un-edited portraits are revealed. 

By situating the audience in the middle of the two identical but dissimilar faces, the installation invites the audience to question their definition of self-image in the digital era.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Communication

    Programme

    MA Digital Direction, 2019

    Specialism

    mixed-media

  • With a background in user experience design and digital design, my practice includes photography, motion graphics, filmmaking, video projection, 360-degree VR films and immersive installation, creating new forms of narratives and experiences.


  • Degrees

  • BS Information & Interaction Design, Yonsei University, 2017
  • Experience

  • Assistant director, Justshootpictures, Seoul, 2016–17; Features intern editor, Arena Homme+ Korea, Seoul, 2016
  • Exhibitions

  • Hey Siri, What am I doing?, Safehouse 2, London, 2018; David Parr House Opening, David Parr House, Cambridge, 2018; Senses + Space, RCA Senior Common Room, London, 2018; XPLD, Block 9, London, 2018; GYRO, Baekyang Hall, Seoul, 2016
  • Awards

  • FRANKOMEDIA Video Award, 2017; Design Factory Korea Best Presentation Award, 2015