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Overview

Trent Kim is a lecturer in New Media Art. His specialist subjects include theatre lighting, light art, projection art, immersive media and Lumia which primarily concern with the medium of light. He has worked with various national and international organisastions across theatre and visual arts and has showcased his works in South Korea, the US and UK. Trent has taught and delivered lectures/workshops in various HE institutions including the University of Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, University of Greenwich, Kyungsung University (South Korea) and Yale University (US) and he is currently completing his PhD at the Royal College of Art (London).

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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