Kim Minsun Text
My work is basically suggesting a new way by reconstructing and representing objects in everyday life. Daily life contains the traces of life accumulated every day, and such traces expose our true figures without filter. We can perhaps gain access to macroscopic stories based on understanding and sympathy about ordinary events within our lives.
If so, what are the things that make up our daily life? Time, space and objects that make up our daily life fill the world in which I am living. Such things directly represent our lives. Familiar objects that we take for granted were chosen as subjects of expression. I would like to present daily objects with similar forms and functions through my own process. Solution to newly recognize familiar objects in daily life will be found in various sensory systems. ‘Familiar’ refers to the state in which one cannot feel enough sensual stimulation for recognition by the brain. As a specific means to awaken blunt senses, I will focus on finding existence and value of forgotten daily objects by awakening visual, auditory and tactile senses.
Through such a serious of work, everyday stuffs become unfamiliar, losing their function of their own. To do this, I enlarge original size to abnormal size or change innate texture. For instance, I have presented a massive yet very light chain-shaped installation work made of PVC leather and a button shaped sculpture covered with pins with a velvet-like tender texture. I carry out experiment to overturn our expectation of existing objects through an application to familiar size and texture to familiar form. We do not usually pay much attention to familiar or natural things. When we notice something strange or unusual appearance unlike ordinary day, we look at them again with psychological wariness or suspicion. I present reinterpreted everyday objects, taking note of this aspect, and try to vitalize our visual and tactile senses, which have been blunted. Therefore, these attempts raise questions to expand our fixed vision of everyday life.
Daily life repeated every day slowly fills up the entire life. Though weight of a day is light, the meaning of life accumulated on a daily basis is not as light. Every small and trivial part of our daily life becomes precious part that makes up the entire life. Therefore, nothing in daily life can be considered as valueless or unimportant. Extremely trivial objects in daily life can become philosophical media used to understand the world. New look and interpretation on daily objects can be used as an opportunity to examine and introspect the aspects.