Introduction: Bio-Mobilities Issue
"...This paper traces earlier artistic practices utilizing human / robotics interfaces, as well as other cultural and scientific influences on Doo-Sung Yoo’s artwork."
"Doo-Sung Yoo is an American artist who has developed a series of technological augmentations to the human body that involve the mechanical re-animation of inanimate biomaterials, particularly butchered animal organs. His paper traces earlier artistic practices utilizing human / robotics interfaces, as well as other cultural and scientific influences on his artwork. He provides readers with ample visual documentation of his uncannily lush, beautiful, and horrific Butoh Theatre style performances..."
Dr. Jennifer Willet
Doo-Sung Yoo, Lifelike Artificial Hybrids: Aesthetic and Practical Approaches to Combinations of Natural and Unnatural Technology,Wi: journal of mobile media 2015: Vol. 9 No. 1. Bio-Mobilities Issue, Canada 2015
"In this article, I explore the problematic issues that arise from synthesizing the ‘natural’ and ‘unnatural’ in bio-technical practices. In addition to specific examples from my Organ-machine Hybrid series, the article does this through three main arguments: how the ‘technologically-augmented body’ can be materialized in art and presented in criticism; what scientific and aesthetic issues are revealed when organic and mechanic entities are combined; and what possibilities artists could derive from combining biological and technical materials."