Bohyun Yoon

To Reverse Yourself

Electronic Language International Festival


“To Reverse Yourself” is a freestanding mirror that creates an interaction between two viewers. It is the embodiment of my quest to understand the relationship between the self and others. The mirrored panel, with its cut out made for a participant’s face to fill, reflects a hybrid image that combines the viewer’s body and the participant’s face. Inspired by “To Reverse One’s Eyes” by Giuseppe Penone’s mirror contact lens, I, too, want to reverse viewer’s perspectives but instead, my work speaks about illusional experience as a whole.

Bohyun Yoon uses a wide-range of media including glass, mirror, rubber and vinyl, through genres of installation, performance, sound work and video.
Yoon received MFAs from both Rhode Island School of Design & Tama Art University, participated in the fellowship programs at the Kyoto University of Art and Design in Japan and the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia.
He has exhibited his works in Museum of Arts and Design, Renwick Gallery in Smithsonian American Art Museum, Shelburne Museum Vermont, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Brattleboro Museum Vermont, Hunter College NY, and Chungju International Craft Biennale in Korea. His work is in the collection at Smithsonian American Art Museum, Song Eun Art Space, Tama Art University and West Collection.