The Impermanence Series by Seung-Hwan OH

Impermanence – Experimental photographic artworks by Seung-Hwan OH.

Seung-Hwan OH was born in Seoul, South Korea. After studying film and photography at Hunter College in New York, he moved back to Seoul, where he still lives and works.

The images below are part of his Impermanence series. Seung-Hwan OH experimented with the cultivation of emulsion consuming microbes composed on developed film immersed in water. The result is an amazing symbiosis between film matter and organic matter. This process creates diverse and unique effects of colorful destructions. The microbes consume the light-sensitive chemicals over the course of months or years, which results in a complete disintegration of the film. Only the prozess of digitizing can retain these images permanently. Each image is a unique piece of art as well as a symbiosis between film matter and organic matter. You can find more of the series on: www.seunghwan-oh.com

Impermanence - experimental artworks by Seung-Hwan OH.
Impermanence – experimental artworks by Seung-Hwan OH.
Experimental artwork from the Impermanence series by Seung-Hwan Oh.
Experimental artwork from the Impermanence series by Seung-Hwan Oh.
A colorful effect of abstraction achieved by the cultivation of emulsion consuming microbes on film.
A colorful effect of abstraction achieved by the cultivation of emulsion consuming microbes on film.
Image by photographer and microbiologist Seung-Hwan Oh.
Image by photographer and microbiologist Seung-Hwan Oh.
Work from the Impermanence series, created in 2012.
Work from the Impermanence series, created in 2012.

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