KIM Inbai’s 𝘐 𝘈𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘙𝘦𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘖𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦 is on view at "Taehwa River Eco Art Festival 2021", taking place at Taehwagang National Garden Migratory Bird Park. KIM accepts ‘home’ as an abstract concept that’s based on the repeated action of entering and exiting. For this work, the artist presents a wide circle on a patch of grass at the Migratory Bird Park, made of approximately 400 return balls tied to a two-meter rope. Return balls, obviously, return to their original place no matter what, and they are used here to visualize the artist’s understanding that ‘home’ is a result of habits. The balls serve two purposes: to physically mark a separation between the outside and the installation work and to function as a bundle of small movable objects as viewers approach closer. Viewers are invited and encouraged to randomly interact with the artwork and in turn generate movements through their actions. Return balls each return in their own different ways, and the circular space within constantly changes its shape, suggesting that the space you leave behind at home not only transforms to reflect yourself but also goes through multiple layers of simultaneous shifts and changes. And from here, images of fragmentized individuals, along with the meaning of ‘home’ that’s defined by common categories such as time, place, and age, are revealed.
🔍 𝘐 𝘈𝘭𝘸𝘢𝘺𝘴 𝘙𝘦𝘵𝘶𝘳𝘯 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘖𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘗𝘭𝘢𝘤𝘦, 2021, 5” tennis ball, string rubber band, steel, ∅25m ±2m / Commissioned by TEAF21, 2021
Unhidden / Unseeable
Taehwa River Eco Art Festival 2021
2021. 10. 14 - 11. 7