(1) Searching for Green Ray: A green ray is a meteorological phenomenon generated by the refraction of faint sunlight shortly... Read More
(1) Searching for Green Ray: A green ray is a meteorological phenomenon generated by the refraction of faint sunlight shortly after sunset or before sunrise. The phenomenon has rarely been observed, since it can only occur when particular environmental and weather conditions are met. Even under perfect conditions, it is impossible to predict when and where a green ray may occur. The first video channel chronicles the journey in search of a green ray and includes time-lapsed moments of waiting for the phenomenon to occur at various locations. Meanwhile, the second video channel recounts the movements of diverse plants, animals, people, and crowds that the artist encountered in her search for a green ray.
(2) Two Dancers: Two dancers are influenced by mysterious gravity as they dance on a galactic disk, which appears as a tilted solar system surrounding a slanted Earth. The Earth’s mantle works with the movements, while two unidentified plastic bags flap in the wind and join the ongoing dance. Do they keep dancing because the galactic disk is slanted, or are they instead blessing the temporary border between disk and sky? The incomprehensible language of these dancing bodies continues until the disk and sky both disappear, rendering the answer insignificant.
(3) Cargo Ship/Where the River Meets the Sea: The Nakdong River estuary is located where the long and winding river finally enters the sea. It is remarkable for its varied topography, which has been shaped over time by the relentless dispersion and accumulation of freshwater and seawater through the forces of wind and tides. Cargoes loaded onto ships are reminiscent of the weight that must be jettisoned for the river to flow freely into the sea: a silent waiting for the soon-to-be-lost. As the river meets the sea, its name changes and one ending gives way to a new beginning.
(4) Oak Tree: An image of otherwise invisible heat being transferred from hand to hand represents the things that we exchange with others without any explicit acknowledgment or knowledge of doing so. Hands that appear to continuously stack up and collapse resemble paradoxical human relationships that strike us as all too familiar yet somehow still remain strange. Baby hands appear toward the end of the video, demolishing the existing stack of hands and signifying the continuation of life amid the formation of new relationships.
(5) Moss: I uploaded copies of the physical memory of digital information related to other works from Fragments of Time and connected them via a QR code. Videos linked to QR codes but existing on a different dimension are infested with mosses that deform the QR code patterns and disrupt the connection.
(6) Knot (Version 3): This installation presents the results of tying knots with hair until they collectively create a noose, symbolizing the consequences of repeated interventions of autonomy.
(7) Coffee Time: We seem to experience the same things day after day, but there are always subtle differences that can be perceived. The same can be said for the patterns left behind by water and coffee on the paper coffee filters we use every morning. This work is a chronicle of the distinct daily traces of coffee over 84 days in 2021.
Korean-English Translation of this text is supported by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Korea Arts Management Service'