About

Sojung Bahng (방소정) is a researcher, artist and new media filmmaker based in Melbourne and Seoul. She is a PhD candidate at Monash University’s SensiLab in Australia and a director for Artengine, a multidisciplinary art and research group in South Korea. She graduated from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) with a master’s degree in Culture Technology. Sojung also holds a BFA from Korea National University of Arts, with a major in Film/TV Production and a minor in Art Theory. Sojung explores cinematic media via digital technologies to reflect aesthetic and narrative experiences in cultural and philosophical contexts. Sojung’s works have been shown in many countries. Her interactive VR project Anonymous was selected for BIAF 2019 in Bucheon, TSFM 2019 in Torino and TIAF2019 in Tbilisi. Sojung’s 360° essay film Floating Walk was nominated for Social Impact Media Awards 2018 in Los Angeles, and her dance film Poetry of Separation was screened at NDC in New York. Her collaborative live cinema performance Contemporary Witchcraft was shown at VCA gallery in Melbourne, ICLC in Madrid and ICMC in New York. Sojung’s experimentations into architectural cinema and database film were presented at various international symposiums and conferences, such as ISEA 2014/2016/2019, ArtsIT2014, ICIDS2019, and more. She also curated and directed a 2015 art and technology exhibition called Somplexity funded by Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture.