Machiavellian Virus - The Awakening Stage: Philosophical Debate III - - Moo Kwon Han
 

 

         

 

Machiavellian Virus, hd blu-ray 1:58, 17x12x14 ft, 2nd installation view with POETRY IN MOTION, Armory week EFA NYC, 2016

 

 

 

 

Fortuna, Goddess of Fortune, holds a sail on her left hand and stands one foot on the land and the other on a boat, and follows either direction depending on external factor. Machiavelli connected Fortuna to crowd and defined power as Virtu which lures Fortuna. Virtu might ignore virtue for purpose and immoral for bigger virtue as Machiavellis The Prince. Similarly with Sun Tzus Art of War, Fortuna and Virtu seem toward a political theory and also practical essential among lives. Ironically, Machiavelli wasn't the government as everybody else but approached to reality through humanities. Morality and attainment. I observe a structure of society through The Prince.

Machiavellian Virus is installed micrographlike on a geometric pentagon and mimics a warship touched by the Fortuna's left foot that is layered as eruptions and relations of power. I composed on video manuscripts with 542 umbrellas that were extracted overhead of crowds and rendered to recreate the explosions by customized technology, Virus that is tracking movements and accumulating frames in order. I symbolized raindrops as uncontrollable power and umbrella as a shield for each one who is a unit for harmonizing the society where I breathe.

 

 

 


Machiavellian Virus, installation view at EFA NYC 2015

 

Excavated Crown, brass flexiform, Mookjup Ink, Socheon Brush, Odangji paper, water gluten free,15x7x32 inch, 2015

 

Vanguard, silicon, acryl, crayon, archival paper, 24x32x13 inch in installation, 2015

 

Prow

Cattedrale di Siena: La Fortuna e Il disprezzo delle ricchezze del Pinturicchio, pavimento marmoreo

Circle captured in red stream, (below of Vanguard) water-based crayon scratch, 8.5x11 inch, 2015

Frindles, Machiavelli's arms, Socheon Brushes, Bamboo brush case, installation view, 2015

Study for Fortuna's feet Sculpture, photo, female feet, 8.5x11 inch, 2015, ongoing survey

 

Philosophical Debate <Sun Tzu and Aristotle (as Machiavelli's mentor), Bored Audiences By Incompleted Debate>, marker on paper, 24x32 inch, 2015

Toast, Delusion of Victory, casting aluminum, 1.5x1.5x2.5 inch, 4 of each, 2015

A Big Purple Bird and Small Blacks, color pencils on paper, 24x32, 2015

Hidden casted 74mm Howitzer Shells, Machiavelli's Virtu written on Odangji paper, marker, Mookjup Ink, water gluten free 74x74x480 mm, 5 of each and 150x200x600 mm, 2015

 

Peace in Red Maple Arrowhead, Machiavelli's Virtu in The Prince, Machiavelli 1965, 66; paper, leaves brought by children from Central Park, 6x2x8 inch and 8.5x11 inch inkjet print, 2015

Machiavellian virtu. Machiavelli expects princes of the highest virtu to be capable, as the situation requires, of behaving in a completely evil fashion. For the circumstances of political rule are such that moral viciousness can never be excluded from the realm of possible actions in which the prince may have to engage. Machiavelli's sense of what it is to be a person of virtu can thus be summarized by his recommendation that the prince above all else must acquire a flexible disposition. That ruler is best suited for office, on Machiavelli's account, who is capable of varying her/his conduct from good to evil and back again as fortune and circumstances dictate (Machiavelli 1965, 66).

 

Fortuna governs the circle of the four stages of life, the Wheel of Fortune, (right) in a manuscript of Carmina Burana

Lady Fortuna (center) in a Boccaccio manuscript

Flutter, (center) Bean's leaves cultivated by children, non-toxic glue, 28x0.5x18 inch 2015

Arms on the desk; Bow, Arrow, and Arrowhead, (top right) broken Maple branch from Governors Island, cotton string, Machiavelli's Virtu on paper, sewing machine needle 50x2x65, 2015

 

Machiavellian Trophy, empty cardboard boxes, rubber tie, umbrellas, carts, 40x52x125 inch, 2015

Host, drawing, color pencils, stainless pipe, 25x30 inch 2015

Syringe, which would penetrate first and last to children's body in their generation, photo: newspaper, syringe, dried lavender cultivated by children, 8.5x11 inch, 2015

 

Blasting Eyes, Mookjup Ink, Socheon Brush, Archival Paper, 24x36 inch, 2015

Shield, umbrella, 42x52x133 inch, 2015

Tongues in Chimney, golf bag, yoga block, hanger, 12x15x41 inch, 2015

 

 

 

Sun Tzu and Aristotle (as Machiavelli's mentor). Hegel and Confucius. It is hard to practice the basis of idealrealismus. Philosophia Practica may leave multi scars on life. Great minds disappeared and plausible sentences were descended on texts. Videos intend to visualize a dialogue and diary of adventure with philosophers. I define new meanings out of seemingly ordinary sources through digital effects. Poetic caption in fantasy is narrative diary and performance intends to communicate clearly and dynamically. I reinterpret love and life philosophically with my own experience. I visually navigate digital excitement, but purpose to deliver analogical sympathy through humorous satire. Technology includes futuristic possibilities. Emotional humanity is unchangeable. Ideology is adjustable. Art would change the world and I am a Discoverer for expedition of digitally moving scholar painting in performance and poem. All prompt to be philosophical Re-wakening

 

Cattedrale di Siena: La Fortuna e Il disprezzo delle ricchezze del Pinturicchio, pavimento marmoreo, Climbing the Hill of Wisdom and Fortuna under the jewelry rain

 

Fortuna holds a sail on her left hand and stands one foot on the land and the other on a boat, and follows either direction depending on external factor.

 

Lady Fortuna in a Boccaccio manuscript

 

Fortuna governs the circle of the four stages of life, the Wheel of Fortune, in a manuscript of Carmina Burana

 

Excavated Crown, brass flexiform, Mookjup Ink, Socheon Brush, Odangji paper, water gluten free,15x7x32 inch, 2015

 

Circle captured in red stream, (below of Vanguard) water-based crayon scratch, 8.5x11 inch, 2015

 

Philosophical Debate <Sun Tzu and Aristotle (as Machiavelli's mentor), Bored Audiences By Incompleted Debate>, marker on paper, 24x32 inch, 2015

 

A Big Purple Bird and Small Blacks, color pencils on paper, 24x32, 2015

 

 

Arms on the desk; Bow, Arrow, and Arrowhead, broken Maple branch from Governors Island, cotton string, Machiavelli's Virtu on paper, sewing machine needle 50x2x65 inch 2015

 

Peace in Red Maple Arrowhead, Machiavelli's Virtu in The Prince, Machiavelli 1965, 66; paper, leaves brought by children from Central Park, 6x2x8 inch and 8.5x11 inch inkjet print, 2015

 

Machiavellian Virtu

 

Hidden casted 74mm Howitzer Shells, Machiavelli's Virtu written on Odangji paper, marker, Mookjup Ink, water gluten free 74x74x480 mm, 5 of each and 150x200x600 mm, 2015

 

 

Flutter, Bean leaves cultivated by children, non-toxic glue, 28x0.5x18 inch 2015

 

Syringe, which would penetrate first and last to children's body in their generation, newspaper, syringe, lavender cultivated by children, 8.5x11 inch, 2015

 

Host, drawing, color pencils, stainless pipe, 25x30 inch 2015

 

Study for Machiavellian Trophy (for performance in subway), flexiglas plate, wood, cart, recycle paper bag, dolly, empty cardboard boxes originally for roll frames, rubber tie, umbrellas, 40x52x125 inch, 2015

 

Blasting Eyes, Mookjup Ink, Socheon Brush, Archival Paper, 24x36 inch, 2015

 

 

Shield, umbrella, 42x52x133 inch, 2015

Tongues in Chimney, golf bag, yoga block, hanger, 12x15x120 inch, 2015

 

Shields, transparent resin, 28x28x1 inch, 2015

 

 

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