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Artist
Lee Junseo

Lee Junseo is a mechanical student at Dongguk University. She borrows the perspective of other characters like a novel. For example, while John Everett Millais painted Ophelia's figure in Ophelia, Lee paints the sky that Ophelia sees. She says she was influenced by existentialism. Like a puzzle, she captures the moments of the world, and tries to grasp the essence. It is also the visitors’ share who appreciate her work.
Artist
Lee Junseo

Lee Junseo is a mechanical student at Dongguk University. She borrows the perspective of other characters like a novel. For example, while John Everett Millais painted Ophelia's figure in Ophelia, Lee paints the sky that Ophelia sees. She says she was influenced by existentialism. Like a puzzle, she captures the moments of the world, and tries to grasp the essence. It is also the visitors’ share who appreciate her work.
Curatorial Essay
- Finding a new narrative – The Role of Art Narrative in the Digital Era -

The emergence of media technology has provided another possibility for the art field. Lee Junseo, who continues to work on combining technology and philosophy with art while majoring in mechanics, uses a computer program to produce works of art through various variations and combinations. She uses the web page development programming method to implement her audience-participation installations on the web. Accordingly, her works were reborn as interactive art where artists and visitors create works together. The Chinese artist and designer Li Junsi's Thank you, Sign Languageseries was originally planned to be published as a book, but as it was implemented on the web, visitors can even see videos explaining sign languages in this exhibition.
Visitors will enter the web exhibition through the narrative-flooding internet. In this era, when many people drift on the web for relaxation, contemporary art works displayed on the web also have the potential to serve as entertainment while having narrative structures. Appreciating Li Junsi's Thank you, Sign Language visitors learn the sign languages by empathizing with her everyday trivial stories.
Just as the characters have important positions in the events development in literature and film genres, Lee Junseo's Same Solid has character-driven events taking place in a specific background and time. People who appreciate Humans in a One-Way Machine enter the virtual electronic world, following the narrative of the work as if they were solving a riddle while carrying out certain acts. This shows a special narrative structure. In both works it is difficult for the audience to fully understand Lee’s intentions, but her narrative makes room for interpretation and presents the possibility of the narrative structure that only art can have.

Curator Jiweon Ryoo
Individual Work Essay
In Humans in a One-Way Machine, by entering the work page, visitors enter the virtual electronic world. The concept of 'State Diagram' in electronic electrical engineering is used in this work. In the work, there are states 00, 01, 10, and 11. The machine starts at 00, performs commands, and reaches 11 along the set route. Visitors click buttons out of curiosity to reach state 11 page as if they were machines, and they feel joy, as they follow the set route. By this, the state 11 button disappears for half a second, so it's easy for the machine to get to the 11 page, but hard for humans. Through this, she reminds the visitors that humans are less capable of doing what is set than machines. In the age of artificial intelligence, this leads to the question, ‘Where is the place for humans?’
However, visitors can reach the 11 page quickly by pressing the 11 button, which is contrary to the instructions, on the state 01 page. People can choose unlike machine, so they can follow the instructions on the screen like a machine, but they can make different choices. Visitors are asked if they followed the rules, when they reached page 11, and afterwards, the percentage of people who entered the state of 11 by following the rules will be calculated and statistics will be released. As such, the work shows how humans perceive and behave differently from machines.
Same Solid shows visitors sixteen images of the Same Solid which are recognized by four fictional characters in four different time zones. This expresses the different perceptions that four characters perceive from the same thing. It's not clear who's right or wrong here. Visitors predict the nature of existence by guessing what the solid looks like. Here she adds the flow of time into her work, an narrative device. The four characters watch the exhibition at 2020/1/7/19:00 and share their thoughts with each other.
The four characters in her imagination are red-green-blind, and persuade or doubt each other. One character gets hungry while thinking about cube, and spaced out thinking of chicken. However, the work does not fully convey her imagination to the audience, and leads them to imagine their own stories. Through this, she shows the uncertainty of perception. Unlike the narrative structure that movies and literature take, the flow of events is not logical, and the meaning is expressed implicitly and emotionally. Of course, other painting works can contain narratives in their own way, but her works more actively attract viewers into her fictional narratives.

Curator Jiweon Ryoo