Kim Heeseon: Utopia in our Memories
Source:Artintern Author:Mark Lee Date: 2008-11-01 Size:
Korean artist Kim Heeseon’s solo exhibition titled Embeded Memories opens on 1st November through 11th November, 2008 at Han JI YUN Contemporary Space in Beijing.

 

 Crystalseeing I, variable size / 2008, 9 channel video installation (9 Glass balls, 9 LCD monitors, 9 DVD players)

 

 Crystalseeing II, variable size / 2008, Sound Installation (20 Acrylic balls, LED sound to light units, speaker units, Mp3 players)

 

Streaming Scene, variable size / 2008, 4 channel video installation (4 screen projection with six angles pavilion)

 

 Time Apparatus, 120×120cm / 2007, Single channel video installation (Translucent acrylic plate)

Korean artist Kim Heeseon’s solo exhibition titled Embeded Memories opens on 1st November, 2008 at Han JI YUN Contemporary Space in Beijing. Three multimedia installation works are presented in the exhibition, Crystalseeing I & Crystalseeing II, Streaming Scene and Time Apparatus. This exhibition will last 10 days through 11th November, 2008.

Artintern.net makes an interview with the artist Kim Heeseon.

A for Artintern.net, K for Kim Heeseon

A: Is this your first solo exhibition in Beijing?

K: Yes, first time.

A: How many works are presented in this exhibition?

K: There are three works, Crystalseeing I & Crystalseeing II, Streaming Scene and Time Apparatus.

A: Are they all your new works?

K: Oh, Streaming Scene is my new work, but Crystalseeing I & Crystalseeing II, they have been exhibited in Korea.

A: The theme of Crystalseeing I is memory, why would you choose memory to make art?

K: Well, I guess that’s from my personal experience.

A: When you choose multimedia to record them, what is your expectation from the audience?

K: I want to remind them not to forget their detailed feelings. People usually won’t pay too much attention to memories. Through the video and sound installations, I want to make people to feel something they can’t listen or see in the city, like the sound from nature.

A: Talking about the installation of Streaming Scene, the mountains changing on the screen are very interesting. They changed gradually into smaller mountains, which like Chinese paintings, also like Utopia scene, with kind of idealism.

K: Those mountains are real mountains around Seoul city, the smaller mountains too. People live in the modern life get busy and busy and have to face reality. I guess I’m a little idealistic, artist should be, right?

[Editor] Mark Lee

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