YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES
Established 1999 Seoul, South Korea
Seoul, South Korea
YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES is a collaboration between artist and translator Young-Hae Chang and poet Marc Voge. Best known for their satirical text-only web videos set to funk, jazz and soul soundtracks, they draw on concrete poetry, arthouse cinema and the short story form to tell heavily ironic tales of contemporary paranoias. Much of their practice has focused on the contradictions of Korean life, from the peninsula’s abiding Cold War division to the extraordinary cultural and political influence of its famous conglomerates. After producing several viral hits in 2003, the duo made the shift to screening their videos on a larger scale in gallery spaces and other physical sites while maintaining their extensive and ever-growing website. Their work has been produced in more than 20 languages and shown in major museums around the world.