Sihwa Park


Selected Works
YouTube Mirror
Uncertain Facing
Ballet Mécanique
Brand Logo Sonification
Structured Improvisation X

Letter Frequency Visualization
Generative Audiovisual Study
Ring of Quartets
Hans Zimmer’s OST vs Film
︎︎︎Past Works (2008-2015)

Recent News

- Oct 24, 2023: Appointed a Connected Minds Research Enhanced Hire position with a $100,000 startup fund.
- Sep 1, 2023: YouTube Mirror was presented at AIMC 2023, Brighton, UK.
- Jun 12, 2023: YouTube Mirror has been accepted for AIMC 2023 as both a paper and an installation!
- May 31, 2023: YouTube Mirror was exhibited at NIME 2023, Mexico City, Mexico.
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Sihwa Park

Ballet Mécanique

Date: Apr 2019
Categories: Audiovisual Performance, CREATE Ensemble

Performance Description (written by Karl Yerkes) 
Ballet Mécanique is a Dadaist post-Cubist art film conceived, written, and co-directed by the artist Fernand Léger in collaboration with the filmmaker Dudley Murphy (with cinematographic input from Man Ray). It has a musical score by the American composer George Antheil. However, the film premiered in a silent version on September 24, 1924, at the Internationale Ausstellung neuer Theatertechnik (International Exposition for New Theater Technique) in Vienna presented by Frederick Kiesler. It is considered one of the masterpieces of early experimental filmmaking.

The CREATE Ensemble members improvised with their own instruments based on the scene changes of this silent film while the film was showing. The scene changes were systematically chosen and labeled by a custom program written by the director, Karl Yerkes.

This piece was an opening performance of the Center for Research in Electronic Art Technology (CREATE) concert, ‘The Music Easel’ on April 18, 2019 at Lotte Lehmann Concert Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara. (see details at

Performers: (from the left) Myungin Lee, Hannah Wolfe, Sihwa Park, Karl Yerkes (director), Alexis Crawshaw

Performance at the MAT 2019 End of Year Show: MADE [at] UCSB, Elings Hall, University of California, Santa Barbara

Performers : (from the left) Alexis Crawshaw, Diarmid Flatley, Myungin Lee, Tim Wood, Sihwa Park, Karl Yerkes (director)

In these performances, I played my mobile instrument, ARLooper.