Kimsooja

Kimsooja

Kimsooja

“A thin woman stands bolt upright with her back to us, as the city centre’s population at large pass her by. The “performance” is repeated and recorded in eight worldwide metropolitans: London, Tokyo, Shanghai, Delhi, New York, Mexico City, Cairo and Lagos.” Read more here

I got introduced to Kimsooja’s work as photography a few years ago and it has always intrigued me. I find it interesting and very relevant as an example of the convergence of media such as film, photography and performance that I find are more prevelant in contemporary art.

At the moment, this work makes me think of student Alex Lovell-Smith‘s work, so this post’s for Alex. he is working on a performance, related work with another student , that looks at ‘observation’  and ‘sruveillance’ (amongst other things), although he is a photography major and has another serious of photographic works that employ/require some kind of performance that needs to be ‘caught’ on camera. The result is something of alienation or suspension, as in Kimsooja’s work – although the contexts are different….

…just some thoughts!

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