Uncertainty School?is a school to explore potential that cannot be described in a language of the world of certainty.
Artist and educator based in New York and Seoul. His art practice involves performance, electronics, drawings and storytelling that often leads to intervention in public spaces. Choi collaborates with fellow artists, activists and professionals from other fields to realize socially engaged projects and alternative pedagogy. He was an artist in residence at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center and Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. He selfpublished books about urbanism and is working on a new book of drawings about computation. Choi cofounded the School for Poetic Computation in 2013 where he continues to organize and teach. Recently, he is focusing on unlearning the wall of disability and normalcy, and enhancing accessibility and diversity within art and technology.
The school’s curriculum focuses on art, technology, disability, and their correlation with one another, and aims at unlearning of exclusive or discriminatory viewpoints we have unconsciously accepted. Uncertainty School invites artists, activists and students main participants, regardless of disability. The school holds workshops for participants and public seminars open to general audience. The school provides sign language interpretation, translation, stenography, taking participants’ various types of disability into consideration, and offers education in a space easily accessible by the people with varying types of physical disabilities. Uncertainty School encourages participants to develop their independent artistic practice while forming a community of interdependent learning, in pursuit of a genuine value system based on fairness, beyond the concept of pro forma equality.
Uncertainty School workshops organized by Taeyoon Choi will introduce computer programming skills, online publication and exhibition methods, conducive to participants’ creative practice. Uncertainty School seminars will feature local and international artists participating in Mediacity Seoul 2016. The artists will to introduce their work and discuss technology, environment, and the human body in contemporary art.
Participants and collaborating artists will produce artwork or reinterpret existing work and present a group exhibition at Community Gallery of Buk Seoul Museum of Art. The entire process will be documented in video and writing, and posted on the website of Mediacity Seoul 2016 and Uncertainty School blog.
Uncertainty School Documentary, Raya, 2016, 33'40". (Click)
At Uncertainty School workshops, Taeyoon Choi will introduce computer programming, online publication and exhibition methods, to support participants’ creative practice. Based on the curricula of School for Poetic Computation developed by Choi, the workshops will give a guidance on the concept of computation, net art, and inventive use of digital video.
Venue: Community Gallery of Buk Seoul Museum of Art
Lecturer: Taeyoon Choi?
* Uncertainty School is not able to accommodate more participants for workshops. We appreciate the support of organizations including Seoul Art Space Jamsil and Raw+side, and our collaborators in outreaching to the participants. We suggest participating in the public seminars starting in August 29th.?
*While Uncertainty School?is in session, Taeyoon Choi and collaborators will continue to work in Community Gallery of Buk Seoul Museum of Art. The Community Gallery will be open to public from August 28 to show the progress of workshops, seminars and exhibition. The process will be documented in Uncertainty School blog.?
* All lectures will be proceeded with sign language interpretation and text translation.
Participants are advised to bring a personal laptop.
What is Code?
Writing Poems with Code
Personal Information and Visualization
Making a Website to Introduce My Work
Video and Story-telling
Bora Lee-Kil, Taeyoon Choi
Uncertainty School’s public seminars will feature local and international artists participating in Mediacity Seoul. The artists will to introduce their work and discuss about technology, environment, and the human body in contemporary art.
Schedule: August 29 through September 11, total 6 events?
Location: Seosomun, Buk Seoul Museum of Art, Nam Seoul Living Art Museum
* All Seminars will be proceeded with sign language interpretation and text translation.
History and Contemporariness
Disaster and natural system
Ramp and Accessibility Mapping
Sara Hendren and Alice Sheppard
Vesti la giubba
A possibility rather than a limitation
My Garage Band
Participant Exhibition "Interdependence"
Time: September 28 (Wednesday) -?November 20 (Sunday) ?
Opening: September 28 (Wednesday) 7pm
Venue: Community Gallery of Buk-Seoul Museum of Art
Program:?"Conversation with the artists"
September 28 (Wednesday)? 7pm~8pm
Uncertainty School participant exhibition Interdependence presents the participants' works and progress of the program.?Interdependence is an exhibition about the beauty of our distinct incompleteness and the possibility to embrace it. It’s also a chance to share the ‘radical reciprocity’ of the Uncertainty School’s lecturers, participants and collaborating artists with the visitors. Interdependence is the potentiality, transforming somethings that are deemed impossible as an individual, into a possibility with collective capacity. ?
Jaephil Ko, Kyuseob Kwak, Sungwon Kim, Yerim Kim, Eunseol Kim, Inkyung Kim, Hyunwoo Kim, Hyeonseong Park, Bum Park, Gun-woo Yook, Minhee Lee, Youngik Lee, Jinsoul Lee, Yujin Lee, Dowoon Jeong, Young-eun Cho, Eunkyoung Jeon