Born 1992 in Seoul, South Korea. Lives and works in Munich. Studied fine arts at the Korea National University of Arts and at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich (Julian Rosefeldt class) as a DAAD scholarship holder and master student.
Exhibitions: Kunstarkaden, Munich 2023 | Museum of Contemporary Art, Busan 2022 | Gallery175, Seoul 2022 | Same Gallery, Tokyo 2022 | Sugar Mountain, Munich 2021 | Hi!A Festival, Munich 2021| Ilmin Museum of Arts, Seoul 2019 | Asia Culture Center, Gwangju 2019
Joy of the Worm
2023 | 12:00 / 1:00 min loop
R: Eunju Hong | C: Eva Nappée, Isu Kim Lee | DoP: Hee-Seong Han | M: bela – Why are you so lost sweetie side B
‘Joy of the Worm’ traces the mental journey of a young woman who wakes up and falls asleep through various camera lenses and devices between life and death, anaesthesia and fantasy. She gives birth to a robotic bird, but whether it originates from her womb remains unclear. This video questions the state of life and death from the perspectives of different beings. In Shakespeare’s ‘Antony and Cleopatra’, when Cleopatra attempts to kill herself with the venom of a snake, the Fool says: ‘He desires the pleasure of all worms (snakes).’ With these words of the Fool, this video attempts to invert the concept of ‘contemplation’ and look at the audience.