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David Yun

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Recall1
Recall (Installation View), 2009 2 Channel Video Projection on Window Pane Dimensions Variable © David Yun
Encoding1
Encoding #1 (The Cruise), 2009 Inkjet Print Mounted on Plexiglas 20" X 15"
Storage3
Storage #3 (The Escape), 2009 Glicee Print on Canvas 36" X 24" © David Yun
A-taste-of-home
A Taste of Home, 2007 Video 7 Min 16 Sec © David Yun
Baby
Baby Born, 2006 Video 5 Min 45 Sec © David Yun
Hug
Hug, 2007 Video 1 Min 24 Sec © David Yun
Thirsty
The Pain with Being Thirsty, 2007 16 Mm Found Footage Transferred to Video 6 Min 40 Sec © David Yun
Tanner
Tanner (from the Whitespace Series), 2007 C-print 14" X 11"
Socks
Socks, 2006 C-print 14" X 11" © David Yun
Encoding3
Encoding #3 (The Dance), 2009 Inkjet Print Mounted on Plexiglas 20" X 15" © David Yun
Storage6
Storage #6 (Family Dog), 2009 Glicee Print on Canvas 36" X 24" © David Yun
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Historical Reconstruction (Balloon Bridge), 2007 Balloons, String Site Specific Installation (documentation Photo)
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Historical Reconstruction (Balloon Bridge), 2007 Balloons, String Site Specific Installation (documentation Photo) © David Yun
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Conversation Piece #2, 2007 Chalkboard Paint, Chalk, Paper
Encoding2
Encoding 2 (Snorkeling), 2009 Inkjet Print on Canvas 22" X 16 1/2"
Encoding4
Encoding 4 (Father and son), 2009 Inkjet Print on Plexiglas 22" X 16 1/2"
Encoding5
Encoding 5 (Mom and Dad), 2009 Inkjet Print on Plexiglas 22" X 16 1/2"
Encoding7
Encoding 7 ( Harley Bear), 2009 Inkjet Print on Canvas 22" X 16 1/2"
Fallen-rainbow
Fallen Rainbow, 2009 Digital C-print 24" X 18" © David Yun
Justice
Justice (from the Whitespace Series), 2007 C-print 14" X 11" © David Yun
Flowers
Flowers (Video Still), 2007 Video 1:21
Flowers2
Flowers (Video Still), 2007 Video 1:21 © David Yun
Flowers4
Flowers (Video Still), 2007 Video 1:21 © David Yun
Flowers3
Flowers (Video Still), 2007 Video 1:21 © David Yun
Bn-window
Hold the Sun (Video Still), 2009 HD 93 Minutes
Fox-alone
Hold the Sun (Video Still), 2009 HD 93 Minutes
Fu-girl
Hold the Sun (Video Still), 2009 HD 93 Minutes
Gw-wakeup
Hold the Sun (Video Still), 2009 HD 93 Minutes
Fayez
Fayez, 2006 C-print 14" X 11" © David Yun
Danny
Danny, 2006 C-print 14" X 11" © David Yun
Tmachine10
Twittering Machine Loves You (Video Still), 2006 Video 14:38
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Ruby Rodriguez (Indiana St and Cesar Chavez), 2007 Digital C-print 16" X 20" © David Yun
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Erick Balderas (23rd St and Treat St.), 2008 Digital C-print 16" X 20" © David Yun
Kmart
K-Mart, 2008 C-print 16" X 20" © David Yun
Target
Target, 2008 C-print 16" X 20" © David Yun
Middlebelt
Middlebelt Plaza, 2007 C-print 16" X 20" © David Yun
Dontknow1
You Think You Know (But You Really Don't), 2006 Performance (documentation Photo) 10 Minutes
Shower
Grandma's Shower, 2006 C-print 16" X 20" © David Yun
Hug
Embrace, 2006 C-print 16" X 20"
Waves3
Waves, 2007 Video 1 Min 20 Sec © David YUn
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Michigan
Lives in
San Francisco, Calfornia
Works in
San Francisco, Calfornia
Tags
filmmaker, festival, film, installation, video-art, photography, digital, abstract, gallery, conceptual, exhibition/performance
Statement

ABOUT THE ARTIST

David Yun grew up the son of Chinese immigrants in Livonia, Michigan, a suburb of Detroit that holds the title as "The Whitest Large City in the United States." His work spans a variety of mediums including film/video, photography, social practice, and installation and has been shown around the world at venues such as the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, European Media Arts Festival, International Asian American Film Festival (New York), Sydney Underground Film Festival, Seoul International Film Festival, and Documenta Madrid. Yun's work is currently on view at an exhibition entitled "Decoding Identity: I Do It for My People" at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) in San Francisco. He is currently pursuing an MFA degree at San Francisco Art Institute.

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

Much of my work stems from the idea of the personal as political. Whereas politics usually engage with issues on a societal scale, I believe that the politics of the individual can have a profound impact on daily life. How we choose to treat each other, how we listen to others and share our beliefs—these can become catalysts for social change. In creating works that engage with the world in this way, I hope to put forth the human aspect of political issues, to spark meaningful dialogue between people, and to facilitate unforeseen ways of thinking.

But the question remains—how does my practice engage with these lofty ideals? The answer to this lies in the subject matter of my work. By re-engaging with forgotten historical moments, the Japanese Internment for example, my work seeks to call into question the collective foundations upon which we base our personal belief systems. Similarly, my work often magnifies the mundane in an attempt to reconfigure the overlooked into something larger. In using everyday objects such as a dirtied dinner plate or a discarded vacation snapshot as the subject matter of my work, I seek to transform them into something poetic, something that suggests a larger narrative beyond the boundaries of the frame.

The works I create, spanning film/video, photography, social practice and installation, vary greatly in form and subject matter. Yet while the final manifestation of each work may differ, I believe that as a collective whole they present a complex, nuanced, yet unified voice-a voice borne out of my own personal experience growing up queer and Asian American in the suburbs of Detroit.

 

You can find out more about my work by visiting www.davidmyun.com.

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