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038.Jihyun Ahn

Jihyun Ahn
JiHyun was born in Seoul in 1980, Korea and spent her childhood in Japan, where she was exposed to many unique animation films. She studied architecture and interior design at Yonsei University in Korea. During her school, spending more time on manipulating 2D and 3D graphic programs, she moved her interest forward to computer graphics and studied flash and video animation in School of Visual Arts in New York.

Detailed biography

work
netart by Jihyun Ahn (South Korea)

title
Their Circumstances

year of production
-2007

used technology (software etc)
-Flash (with Actionscript) , Aftereffects, Photoshop, Finalcut pro

Enter the work

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This is an experimental online animation, which introduces a new way to watch animation. It combines videos and flash with actionscripts. All movies are put together in flash and through the actionscripts programming code, people can see more than two angle shots simultaneously, select the chapters and the video segments and create their own storylines. Also there are dynamic animations in flash itself so the animations in videos and those in flash interact each other, crossing the frames. This frame means not only the literal frame object in my work but also the boundary between linear video work and nonlinear flash interactivity.

netart by Jihyun Ahn (South Korea)

It tells a story about one day events which happen to one innocent family. There are five storylines, from four different characters’ viewpoints. Stories are seemingly random yet vitally connected with the tale of a set of incidents in one day. The animation starts with the end of the story and then the viewer can find the clue like fitting the pieces of a puzzle. It adds layers and events to the intriguing story until the final moment, where everything is finally made clear.

It reveals the dark side of human beings; crime, deceit, cruelty, negligence, love affair, cannibal and ghost. Because of one car accident, a family commits a crime against human morality. But no one blames them because they have their own circumstances.

netart by Jihyun Ahn (South Korea)