Dossier 6: Alternative Platforms

Korean makeup tutorial

The entertainment culture in our digital world has made it very convenient and easy for government systems and authorities to take the public’s attention away from their surveillance and manipulation. Inside virtual spaces and big social media platforms, our statements often have no place to be—constantly competing with short and pleasurable amusements. For this image contribution, I used one of the most popular topics on TikTok—a makeup tutorial video—to show you how to do Korean-makeup. For all of you non-Korean speakers, don’t worry, I used Google Translate to help you out.

Soyun Park is a multidisciplinary artist and designer living in The Hague. She is also a founder of RGBdog, a studio bridging technology, and sound with visual arts. Park is interested in the question of how technology influences human functioning, from the individual level (physical movement and relationships) to the social level (architecture and politics). Often in collaboration with sound artists, her work takes the shape of videos, installations, and audiovisual performances. By making use of new media and technology, Park’s work investigates the border between the digital world and reality, which is getting thinner every day.