It Has to Be Apart/ It Has to Be Alone

A plaster with flowing blue droplets alludes to the imagination of the plaster as a house fragment, which was once containing the memory of the house, left in the trash crying. A pair of eyeballs in a distorted form, which usually happens after one crying a lot, came to her. She invited the eyeball to visit the old house that we could no longer recognize.


In the old house, a black and white window with a curtain flying and dying plants tell you one is no longer living there. Restlessly laying around, paper made British-Hong Kong coins are also flying, flipping up and down as if the memory comes and goes. Looking into the photo frame where images of the coins display, it asks: I did not ask you to come by, why did you. The only thing that stands still perhaps is a mirror.


Covered with droplets, it lost its reflection to see itself clearly. To visit the home, one has to choose. To settle down, one may have to cut themselves into half, one for the longing past, another half for the insecure future. Heading to the cloud and looking through the window, one may discover the light that casts the shadow of the window. There writes: the moon is shining on the sea, we are heading to it, why is it not shining on us?









1. eyeball

A plaster with flowing blue droplets alludes to the imagination of the plaster
as a house fragment,
which was once containing the memory of the house,
left in the trash crying.
If crying is from the inside of our eyeball,
what she was seeing probably was the inside of an eyeball…

2020
abandoned house reconstruction plaster
a set of 2, 28 x 15 x 16 cm





2. a doorway: I Did Not Ask You to Come By, Why Did You?

Paper coins with colonial history in its gradient of greys,
lining up in a photo frame forming a doorway of an entrance to a room.
To visit the old home, one has to choose, and walk within its range.
Notifying a visitor who walks past, it welcomes you by saying: I did not ask you to come by, why did you.

2020
soap water and words on glass door, scan image of British-Hong Kong Dollar, pencil on paper in photo frame, marker on cloth
size variable






4. a flying window: it has to be apart/ it has to be alone

In the old home, the space is split by a diagonal shadow
cast by a flying black and white window
with a curtain flying and dying plants
tells you one is no longer living there.



2020

marker, unwanted transparent plastic on transparent renovation sheet, light projection

3 x 5 m






3. some paper coins: sometimes it comes sometimes it goes

Restlessly laying around,
paper coins made out of British-Hong Kong dollars flying,
flipping up and down
as if the memory comes and goes.
Hong Kong-Britain,

                 Hong Kong-Britain,

       Hong Kong-Britain, Hong Kong-Britain.

The house begins to fill with whispers of flying coins.

2020-2022
pencil rubbed image of British-Hong Kong dollar, fans
1 x 1 cm





5. a mirror: "It Cut Itself into Half..."Mirror said.


2020
water color and cream on mirror
16 x 16 cm





6. moonlight

Heading to the cloud and looking through the window,

one may discover the light that casts the shadow of the window.

There writes: the moon is shining on the sea, we are heading to it, why is it not shining on us?


2020
Cotton thread, print, charcoal on paper and tissue on curtain
a set of two, 64 x 145 cm; 126 x 154 cm





7. The eyeball killer


She invited the eyeball to visit the old house that the eyeball could no longer recognize. To provoke the eyeball to cut itself into half, she doesn’t need to do anything.She removed the hints; she blocked the window; she prepared moonlight that is sweet enough and shape enough; she cleaned the window; she waited for the certain future that is not coming she let go of some paper coins; and played some music as an accompany of her brutal act...






Sleepless Remote, duo exhibition with Yang-Ha at jungganjijeom, 13-26 July 2020

photo: Jeong Kyun Goh Courtesy jungganjijeom


2020
Mixed-media installation
Dimension variable






Video still of [jgjj_exhibition] 2020.07 《희미한 불면증 (Sleepless Remote)》

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGbHrM_Wmtc