We are Kyuha Shim and Taery Kim, Ph.D., (‘P u n c t’), a creative collective that interrogates temporal, spatial and spiritual applications of computational systems for the interactions between objects, technology and people. Our respective background in computational design and visual communication, and art theory and philosophy inform our inquiry into the poetics of human experience from diverse perspectives and through various methodologies. Our central theme of focus is staging the performance of temporal, corporeal and material bodies in designed systems that communicate new patterns, narratives and expressions of presence. .
Kyuha Shim (b. 1982) is an Assistant Professor in the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University (US) and computational artist/designer with recent exhibitions at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum New York, National Museum of the Republic of Brasilia and National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Seoul. He has worked as researcher at cultural and research institutions including Frans Masereel Centrum, Jan van Eyck Academie, MIT Senseable City Lab and LUST. He has guest-edited a special issue of GRAPHIC Magazine, Issue 37 ‘Introduction to Computation’ (Propaganda, Seoul: 2016). He is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Royal College of Art (UK) and holds a M.F.A. from Rhode Island School of Design (US) and B.F.A. from Hongik University (KR). .
Taery Kim, Ph.D., (b. 1988) is a Post-doctoral Visiting Scholar in the Center for the Arts in Society at Carnegie Mellon University (US) and an artist and art theoretician with recent exhibitions at the Samsung Ilmin Centennial Museum Korea University Seoul, Galerie Waidspeicher Kunstmuseen Erfurt and the Predigerkirche Erfurt. She has authored the monograph, ‘The Embodied and Embodying Artist. Performing the Transcendentality of Time’ (Peeters, Leuven: forthcoming) and contributed to the edited volume, ‘Performing Bodies. Time and Space in Meister Eckhart and Taery Kim’ (Peeters, Leuven: 2016). She holds a Ph.D. from King’s College London (UK) and B.F.A. from School of Architecture, Art and Planning at Cornell University (US).