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To Breathe (book / DVD)
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 Kimsooja To Breathe (livre / DVD)
Edited by Gilles Coudert.
Texts by Doris von Drathen and Emma Lavigne.
Film directed by Gilles Coudert
published in February 2016
bilingual edition (English / French), original version, English / French subtitles
15 x 21 cm (softcover)
96 pages (color & b/w ill.), video DVD 22'
€20.00
ISBN: 979-1-0914902-52
EAN: 9791091490252
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A DVD-book which documents Korean artist Kimsooja's transfigurational installation at the Centre Pompidou-Metz, as part of the France-Korea year.
Glazed surfaces covered with light-diffracting film and floors turned into endless mirrors reframe all sense of horizontality and verticality. Through the projection of a color spectrum accompanied by the artist breathing, space is transformed into an immense three-dimensional frame; a metamorphosis into a dreamlike, sensitive landscape visitors enter and traverse...
This DVD-book includes a film by Gilles Coudert, images from the exhibit and of other works by Kimsooja, and an essay by art historian and critic Doris von Drathen. It offers insight into Kimsooja's vital presence on the international artistic scene. The film shows the installation and the exhibition and provides commentary by Kimsooja, Emma Lavigne, director of the Centre Pompidou-Metz, and visitors.
Published following the eponymous exhibition at Centre Pompidou-Metz from October 26, 2015, to January 4, 2016.
Kimsooja (born 1957 in Taegu, Korea, lives and works in New York, Paris and Seoul) is an internationally acclaimed conceptual multi-media artist. Addressing issues of the displaced self and others, the artist's work combines performance, video, photo and installation using sound, light and Korean bedcovers. Kimsooja investigates questions concerning the conditions of humanity, while engaging issues of aesthetics, culture, politics, and the environment. Kimsooja explores materiality/immateriality, mobility/immobility, by non-making and non-doing, which inverts the notion of the artist as the predominant actor. The artist's journey evolves with the continuous unfolding of her concept of Bottari (bundle) and the notions of Needle and Mirror.