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This website is an ever-evolving sketchbook of my creations that is turning out to be increasingly medium-agnostic and focused on addressing a wider sphere of individuals who are all plugged into the common mindspace of today. As such, the boundary between my academic research, lived experiences and my artworks remain necessarily permeable.

My current research project reflects on how the metaphysical worldview and orientations that emerged and reverberated throughout east Asia over time still influences us in their silent manifestations. I thus envision experimental art praxis as action research platform to manifest, examine, analyse and experiment with these propensities that are often occluded or misunderstood under the purportedly "universal" ontological vantage point. In expanding the interpretive frameworks for both individual art praxis and the contexts within which they unfold, I hope to advocate for ontological plurality and propose the role of art as an intuitive and relational mechanism for speculating alternative future possibilities that are better aligned with today's culturally hybrid reality as it unfurls.

As an artist, I've been inclined toward building “useful” art works that border between art, play, and functional objects by devising mobile apps, physical installations, participatory performances and web projects that are based on user-contributed data, sounds and interactions.

I'm interested in us and the way we create our today and tomorrow through series of intentions, non-intentions, accidents and coincidences that colour our subjectivities which we use to feel, perceive and construct the world around us.

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Lisa Park So Young is a South-Korean-born artist and scholar, currently pursuing her doctoral research at the School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong.

Being a bit of a nomad with stints in marketing and education sector before forraying back to field of media arts, Lisa's areas of inquiry are in the overlapping domains of culture, popular media, public sphere and experimental media art.

Her area of research span from the influences of cultural hybridization on identity formation, lived experiences and issues pertinent to contemporary urban life, as well as influences of East Asian metaphysical bearings on experimental art praxis.

lisaparksoyoung@gmail.com
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