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Artist Dr. Hye Yeon Nam Profile (2019)

Art Rocks!



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2019-09-27

Duration: 00:08:15

Subjects: Arts | ARTISTS | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.)


  • Fox-Smith, James Host
  • Kendrick, Dorothy Producer
  • Nam, Hye Yeon Interviewee
  • Harmon, Brendan Interviewee


This segment from the September 27, 2019, episode of the series “Art Rocks!” features Dorothy Kendrick’s profile of Dr. Hye Yeon Nam, a digital media artist from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Dr. Nam and her colleague Dr. Brendan Harmon, who are both assistant professors of art and digital design at LSU, first discuss their collaboration on a project featuring three-dimensional cityscapes that depict the threat of rising sea levels to coastal cities, including New Orleans. Dr. Nam then discusses her use of performance art to fit into American culture after moving from her native South Korea and the stories behind her interactive art installations. Host: James Fox-Smith