Artist residency in Gwangju, Korea: 60 Encounters
“60 Encounters” presents the memories and experiences in two months each day in Gwangju, Korea. It also conveys the message about the transition of readymades by time and space. These readymades may be shifted several spaces by any reasons already, despite each our first meet creates a new moment and even a history. The present scene of objects are reproduced in two dimensions photo by camera copy. This is also a transition activity.
In the “60 Encounters” exhibition, there are a photograph, a color and a short verse with each object. Photographing the object is for recording our first meet. A color shows the certain emotion at the moment. A short verse is about the daily emotional experience. Finally, physical time and space are compressed in the exhibition, as a quickly play film that plays my 60 days encounter in Gwangju.
“Fragment storage” is the short film which connects with “60 Encounters”. It’s about remembrance including my artist residency experience and some important locations in Gwangju. Memory is like a temporary storage, it becomes subconscious or dream through time passing. The first-person perspective route is the storage for connecting with other fragments of memories. There are many unreasonable images and sounds overlapped for conveying the fragments, dreams and memories. Moreover, image first or sound in the former? This is an other concept of Fragment storage. When the sound doesn’t match with image, people will feel surprised, curious and strange. Then people will try to figure out the sound from, at the same time, it causes the situation of ocular suspicion. These ocular suspicion express the anfractuous memory phenomena.