PeopleAlumnx (MFA), Class of 2021

Dasul Kim

Dasul Kim is an artist based in Seoul and Los Angeles. Her works reflect her interest in the underlying ideologies that govern and shape human ecology through the relationship between the built environment and nature.

Through her works, Dasul highlights the duality of capitalism as a monstrous detriment to this relationship between people and nature. The artist equips herself with multiple mediums, such as text, sound, performance, and installations to convincingly express her interests. For her practice, element of chance plays a pivotal role in interweaving seemingly irrelevant and spontaneous, yet intimate, elements found in an individual’s life with social discourses. This platform pays homage to the motley black comedy with its emotional absurdity that criticizes society with absurdity and silliness.

Recently, her works have begun to react to the consequences of our post-digital world, where our reality is being replaced with virtuality due to our rapidly accelerated digital life. The resulting potential of the ‘tangible virtual,’ the ‘closer virtual,’ the ‘humane virtual,’ and the ‘warm virtual’ reflect the human desire to make tangible our virtual world. This agenda opens up the potential of traditional media art into a new form of expanded sculpture.