The film creates a scenario in which the words spoken by the central speaking figure—surrounded by several adults sitting or standing who face the person seated on a bed—functions as disaffection.
The figure, in fact, the artist himself, talks about corporeal and genetic treats associated with racial and regional typology.
All works: Mixed media on mulberry Hanji paper Minjung Kim's works on and of paper draw on the Korean tradition of process-oriented art.
Photo © Andrea Rossetti Both works: Mixed media on mulberry Hanji paper Minjung Kim's works on and of paper draw on the Korean tradition of process-oriented art.
The disjunction introduced by this paradoxical appearance may allude to an increasingly fraught relationship in politics between appearance and essence.
A haunting work about the division of Korea, structured around a personal narrative, Bukhansan/Bukhangang consists of two parts screened simultaneously: while one film follows a woman during her climb onto the mountain Bukhansan, listening to her autobiographical narration, the other appears to depict glances into the narrator’s imagination and memories.
Minjung Kim's works on and of paper draw on the Korean tradition of process-oriented art.
A film about family, prejudice and otherness, it combines dramatic acting and aspects of great artifice, recalling the aesthetics of Chinese TV dramas and movies.Aside from addressing an expanded present with distinct temporalities, histories, and experiences of time existing simultaneously, the artists included in The Mulberry Forest Becoming Ocean draw on philosophical traditions that consider time not strictly in linear terms, allowing for narratives of development, evolution, and recuperation of past. 1977 in Fujian, China; 1984 immigrated to Hong Kong) will present new and historical works that, using materials such as water and wood that are both ubiquitous and specific, concrete and general, obliquely address the questions of identity, place and political conflict.Pak Sheung Chuen’s works often are based on performative tasks, for example by placing himself in situations of otherness during his extensive travels that alter the perception of one’s own identity.All five artists included in the exhibitionaddress the notion of time with distinct philosophical and artistic voices that, while informed by globalized discourse, have developed formal and conceptual vocabularies specific to their respective traditions.In addition, The Mulberry Forest Becoming Ocean highlights the unique approaches to the continued effects of colonial experiences—political, philosophical, cultural, artistic and personal.The photographs depict two rainwater pools on an expanse of asphalt.