HA NA LEE portrait
  • Assistant Professor, Film & Media Arts Department

Research Statement

My artistic research mainly focuses on three intertwined areas: the cinematic experience, time and space, and a systems-oriented approach to art. Each of these areas leverages emerging technology to improve the experience of the artwork and extend the range of what’s possible with storytelling. Showing a moving image in the gallery is challenging because the viewer’s attention doesn’t start and end within the tightly controlled environment of the theater. Immersiveness, time dilation, time compression, and the ability to transport the audience temporally and spatially are fragile characteristics of the cinematic experience which I wish to preserve in my work. My research strives to solve these issues by extending these properties into an embodied experience, harnessing the movement of the audience through the space to achieve the cinematic experience. By using sensors to trigger multiple channels of video and spatialized audio, I can compose the progression of images and soundscapes to unfold in concert with the movement of viewers.


Research Keywords

  • Interactive storytelling, New Media, audio-visual installation with emerging technology, New Media, Immersive Cinema, Experimental film, algorithmic composition, VR/AR, Spatialized audio, Public Art.

Creative Research


  • CAA(College of Art and Association) Annual Conference, New York City, NY, “Digital Mythology”, . Presentation, Accepted, 02/2019.
  • AWMAT (Alliance of Women in Media Arts and Technology) Conference. Presentation, Accepted, 02/2019.
  • Artist’s talk at School of Design and Creative Technologies, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2018.
  • The16th Biennial Symposium for Arts and Technology, The Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology at Connecticut College,, New London. Conference Paper, Presented, 02/2018.


  • Korean, fluent.


  • Angie Reisch (2019). Holding Pattern. Vol. 2. DADE Press. Published, 01/2019.
  • Ha Na Lee (2018). Two Women: Multimedia Installation. The Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology at Connecticut College,. Published, 02/15/2018.