There are very simple digital codes in all electronics, such as televisions, speakers and computers. Not only is the daily output of these electronics incalculable, but also an enormous number of them are discarded. Unless the memory chips or CPUs of the circuits are completely destroyed, they can still operate by the command codes inside their bodies. What if these command codes were accidentally and repeatedly combined, generating mutant codes and errors among themselves? What if a code were to realize its consciousness during this continuous operation? As digital technology continues to develop and more e-waste is produced, the possibility of machines to unexpectedly interact dramatically increases. My artwork, “DIGITAL BEING,” is based on this hypothesis, that technology can unexpectedly evolve.
“DIGITAL BEING” is a series of the media installations created from detritus of broken and discarded electronic devices.
Taezoo Park is a new media artist based in Brooklyn NY whose work explores analog and digital technologies. Park pushes new artistic forms through his unique use of digital media, emphasizing the existent ‘character’ within an abandoned technology.
Park has been awarded "The Best Project" of the DUMBO Arts festival in 2014, and he has been researching into changing the notion of discarded technology with Cornell researchers since 2013.
His work has been featured at ABC news, BBC news, Continent, Gizmodo, SciArt, World Maker Faire, CHI(Computer-Human Interaction), SPRING/BREAK Art Show, Contemporary Art Fair NYC, New Museum Ideas City, Governors Island Art Fair, Portal Art Fair at Federal Hall National Memorial, Harvestworks, Ca’ d’Oro Gallery, Mark Miller Gallery, ACE Hotel, Cornell University, Lower East Side Ecology Center, Northside Festival, World Trade Gallery, Made in NY Media Center by IFP, and World Trade Center.