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Sights & Sounds: Joanne Mun
Common Discourse is a project designed to help others (and ourselves) think through creativity, focus, and intentional work—from Alex Tan & Alice Otieno.
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Joanne Mun is a multidisciplinary artist based in Seoul, Korea. Through the pillars of design, research and spatial experiences, Joanne uses her practice to re-imagine a future that invites in ideas of humanism, moral introspection and an appreciation of the mundane.
I recently connected with Joanne through are.na and over the course of our calls have been sharing our learnings on what it means to be an artist. During our most recent call, we both expressed how timely our conversations have been, considering the way in which we crossed paths.
I particularly liked how this similar theme, of connectivity and finding alignment in the midst of the chaos, can heard in the sound she sent to us.
A slightly different formating this week as the soundtrack guides the imagery.
This is a track I made inspired by the concept of "chaosmosis," coined by Félix Guattari. Chaos happens when the rhythms within the organism are out of alignment with the rhythms of its environment. Chaosmosis, then, occurs when an organism tries to harmonize its inner vibrations with the chaotic flows of the external cosmos. With this, I purposefully chose to convey the ebbs and flows of my external and internal rhythms through field recordings audio directly from what I hear in my environment when hiking 우면산, and so on, and its discordance with my inner vibrations, trying to find some equilibrium between my inner and outer cosmos. — Joanne
On a quest to purely embody the essence of a being.
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