Hwa Young Jung is a multidisciplinary artist working in the arts, culture and sciences, facilitating collaborative workshops and projects. Based in Manchester, she has been involved in grassroots led community spaces, as well as makers and artists centres across the North of England. She has worked internationally for over ten years.
I’m interested in creating interactive non-fiction, using text adventure games as a conduit to explore ideas. During the residency, I’d like to explore methods of getting the game out into physical spaces and combine real data to effect the narrative, research other methods of bringing narratives to life – learning from Blast Theory’s method of immersive and pervasive approaches to projects. Most of the work I do takes place in non-traditional gallery spaces (libraries, leisure centres, Victorian medieval folly) and I’d like to explore working in everyday public spaces.
I’m interested pushing the boundaries of digital storytelling with text adventure games – which give the gamer agency, are empathic in nature, and use real data to drive the narratives is an added layer to support the story.
Hwa Young has run projects with the Manchester Metropolitan University, FutureEverything and cultural institutions including Manchester Museum, Castlefield Gallery and the National Trust. These projects created an opportunity for diverse disciplines and divergent communities to come together and make something new.
She received her MA in Interactive Digital Media in 2005 from Ravensbourne College and worked for design agency Amoeba in Seoul, Korea for three years. In 2000 she was awarded a BFA in Communication Design from Parsons School of Design, New York.