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
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.