2022. 09. 01 — 09. 25
SAGA (Seoul, KR), Sansussari (Gwangju, KR)
Curatorial Team Project by 99betaHUD
Sound by Max Eilbacher
Supported by Arts Council Korea, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture
Team 99betaHUD (Yelim Ki, Jihyoung Han) collaborated to write scores with a set of rules using multiple images discovered during the production of the work, produced architectural elements such as walls, lighting, and paintings, and held an exhibition [Fountantine] in two physically separate exhibition spaces.
After reading [the democracy of objects (Levi R. Bryant, 2020)] and [Beasts of Burden: Animal and Disability Liberation (Sunaura Taylor, 2017)] at the research group SVC Seoul(Visual Culture Society, 2021), the two artists studied cases where the object-oriented ontology of non-human objects can be applied. In the process, they share their views on the technical steps of image making, such as digital painting, creative writing and processing, paying attention to the arbitrary rules. They practice their creative implications by extending them to methods that can be applied to writing scores and arranging works within the exhibition space.
The score seeks to describe the visual world in the urban landscape, where multiple systems coexist without being fully revealed, a process that involves a reciprocal exchange of acts of reading and writing between the two artists. This chain of utterances, this iteration, presupposes a continuity with the social categories to which individuals belong, both aesthetic and technical, and reinforces the social relations between people mediated by images.
The term "echo chamber", which refers to a social phenomenon in which beliefs are amplified or reinforced and insulated from external refutation, is also an architectural term for a space built to induce sound reverberation for recording purposes. Each form of this space aims to record the sound of deformed textures by placing microphones or soundproof boards in different ways, and this methodology of designing visual landscapes that trigger the transformation of immaterial forms is borrowed as a prompt for the preparation of the exhibition [Fountantine] and as the main approach to its creation.
An overview of the installation in Seoul:
The artists will collaborate on a wall sculpture to be installed in the centre of the exhibition space, and sculptures that function as altars or clocks will be installed throughout.
Three elements in the wall sculpture:
1. architectural elements
Figures of German kitchens and walls - a monumental presence - detached artefacts. movable cabinets.
2. functional elements
Imitating parts like nodes or synths - functional.
Function and utility are arbitrarily constructed in belief. - Arbitrariness
A biological appearance through sound.
3. resultant - revealing the biological entity.
Overview of the installation in Gwangju:
Creation of a score with rules from several images dug up in preparation for the work - Wall drawing using puzzle formats such as crossword and connect the dots. Pattern work. Blueprint.