Sooq Won | student
Sooq Won is a producer, designer and media artist. Her background includes screening in film festivals, producing with public broadcasting companies, educating digital literacy in public institutions, curating in a leading art gallery featuring a monthly art auction, and directing large-scale projects for an LED façade, a hologram theatre for K-pop concerts, and a 38-meter-long interactive media tunnel between commercial department stores.
She earned her first Master’s degree at University College London, a Bachelor’s degree in Film Study from Dankook University in Seoul and has trained in the digital content business with the Korea Creative Content Agency (e.g. character design, concert business, game industry), which governs public Korean digital media content.
Her goal with the Master’s program at the Centre for Digital Media is to refine her skillset for the industry and to get ready for the future digital media business in Northern America. Her previous team at CDM has provided for the Museum of Vancouver a storytelling map of Chinese Immigrants in British Columbia and her current team is working on a digital prototype of a virtual training simulation for the Justice Institute of British Columbia.
The city of Vancouver has provided an amazing opportunity to spark Sooq’s imagination. She wishes to invest her time and energy into different aspects of the city utilizing urban media facades, these projects include: projection mapping for key landmarks, LED light technology for art and music festivals, audience-interactive digital media displays for city and commercial sites. Vancouver has such a unique architectural character; a city of glass, this fame can be applied for its nightlife tourism.
You might also find Sooq applying the polymath approach in everyday life while cooking and dancing; experimenting with flavours and ways of shaping ingredients to see the effect on the presentation, expression and discipline. She has led team performances in several different dance disciplines, including Salsa and Argentine Tango to push herself to the state of perfection both as an individual dancer and as a team performer.
Her belief in the power of adapting to new situations and ideas gives her inspiration that can come from anywhere and can be applied in the most unusual places. For example, as in visual art, the uniqueness of each dance and its music allows to connect to its cultural mindset and discover new formulas for creativity. So she tries to keep an open mind, learning, listening and sharing.