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Overview

Trent Kim is a programme leader for BA (Hons) New Media Art. He started his career in live media and then expanded it onto video art and animation. His works have been shown in South Korea, the US and UK and he has given lectures in various HE institutions including the University of Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Kyungsung University (South Korea) and Yale University (US). He is a PhD candidate in animation at the Royal College of Art (London) and his specialist subject areas include lumia (early-mid 20th-century American art by Thomas Wilfred), animation, abstraction and phenomenology.

Current research activities

Trent Kim's current research activities focus on the following research areas.

  • The Art of Lumia by Thomas Wilfred (b.1889, d.1968)
  • Phenomenology as Practice-based Research Methodology in the Post-Digital Age
  • Research Training for Art Students

Desired research direction

The current research critically reads the historical practice of Lumia by Thomas Wilfred (b.1889, d.1968) and explores multiple dimensions of human relationship to light through digitally enhanced phenomenological investigations. 

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

As a qualified interpreter, language teacher (Korean and English), Trent Kim has a strong interest in English for academic purposes and research trainings for international students. He would be keen to collaborate in any relevant research projects.

External positions

Visiting Lecturer, The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Apr 2018 → …

Visiting Lecturer, University of Glasgow

13 Mar 2017 → …

Visiting Lecturer, Glasgow School of Art

31 Aug 2014 → …

Lighting Design Lecturer (Shortcourses), The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

1 Sep 20101 Jul 2014

Keywords

  • NX Arts in general
  • lumia
  • abstraction
  • phenomenology
  • practice-based research
  • light art
  • scenography
  • stagecrafts

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Research Output 2016 2018

Reflection of light as a methodology for new lumia

Kim, T., 23 Mar 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePresentation

Methodology
Art
Imagery
Anchorage
Ontology

Demystifying body in lumia via embodied simulation: lumia after Thomas Wilfred

Kim, T., 10 Apr 2016.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Simulation
Sound
Art
Music
Art Form

Activities 2015 2017

  • 5 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 3 Participation in conference
  • 2 Types of External academic engagement - Invited talk

LUMIA | Symposium 2017

Trent Kim (Organiser), Trent Kim (Invited speaker)
15 Mar 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

The 8th Fine Art? VJ'ing and Lumia Today

Trent Kim (Invited speaker)
3 Mar 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

LUMIA: the Art of Folding Light

Trent Kim (Examiner)
16 Feb 2017

Activity: OtherTypes of External academic engagement - Invited talk

Performance, After Wilfred: the Contemporary Lumia Experience

Trent Kim (Invited speaker)
23 Feb 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

London Design Festival 2016

Trent Kim (Invited speaker)
23 Sep 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference