Audiovisual artist Richard Rose, aka F:::UP, uses a unique mix of analogue and digital technologies to delve deep into Seoul’s culture. His work is underpinned by the belief that you can “move images to move people”. F:::UP conveys this message by using classic Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) TV’s which are older versions of the TV’s most people in the West now use. An avid collector of the somewhat outdated monitors, F:::UP likes them precisely for their imperfections and individual blemishes. As a tool for reflecting art and culture, he feels that CRT TV’s are more suited to conveying human imperfections in a more natural way.
Travelling through Taipei, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Seoul in the summer of 2017 and exploring each city’s vibrant underground scene, audio-visual agency deadHYPE captured a series of intimate dialogues they had with the creative minds they encountered – see all videos uncovering Asia’s underground here.