MELTS IN THE WALL
AM THE ARROW
23th-31st JULY 2018, SPACE55
Seoul, South Korea
28th November to 2nd December 2017
Late view 30th November 5pm-8pm
Anise Gallery, London, UK
Beyond Hearing is a photographic series to display private emotion and thoughts in journeys.
I've wandered alone around ordinary areas where I've traveled, thus far, I try to capture the moment that look unfamiliar through my lenses in order to perceive the space-time into pure-emotion in my own. It can be 'defamiliarization' with photography. Those places are ordinary and mundane places to natives. The aim of this work is to let it unfamiliar to even people to live there, including people who have never been there.
That I believe is photography is valuable apparatus to capture instant moments which human commonly cannot recognise. Time is passed and continuous by Bergson, from the reason, everyone perceive the same scenes so they believe their space-time is familiar and mundane. However, the space-time is consisted by uncountable moments like frames in movies, photography can expose something strange as showing segmentalized space-time. Beyond Hearing is an attempt to display frozen space-time in intimate emotion by defamiliarization.
Beyond Hearing is also an attempt to display unnamed moment in photogrpahy. Human-being is a linguistic creature but there are various moments which cannot explained by words. Words such as empathy, sympathy and appreciation arise not only from human vocal language. The sense of sight conducts to derive appreciation without words, furthermore, it also can be named a part of language. Preferably, human can communicate in silence sometimes. This is on extension line of my belief that visual art can extend understanding by sympathy. Inside loneliness, human-being recognises its fate and it relates to deep understanding that is all of us are lonely.
All photographs are taken by 120mm, 35mm film process and printed by digital methods.
I AM THE ARROW
2nd November, 2017
Project Space Wapping, London, UK