I have a new work on show at Art Space IAa in Jeju City, South Korea, until 22 July. The show is called Description of Absence and explores the impossibility, or at least the complexity, of the representation of identity. The show includes 20 South Korean artists and 11 from Hong Kong, China, Poland, Portugal, Germany and Turkey.
My piece, Cloaking Device, is the latest iteration in an ongoing series that explores the complexity of dual identity. These artworks consider the body as a repository of meaning, a physical reality forever in the present, remembering and continually in the process of being formed and re-formed; the body as an instrument that writes its own personal narrative.
This work uses images, reworked and reiterated across a range of media to both obscure and open out the possibilities of representation. Calligraphic silhouettes are derived from physical movements and installed larger than life size extending from the wall down onto the floor. The video echoes the forms in endless circular motion without ever repeating them exactly.
Cloaking Device, 2018
Video 02:55, felt, overall dimensions variable