photos: b.oicherman\\ e.reeder
Recently I have been collaborating with color and light expert Boris Oicherman, a visiting artist in residence at the Chungdam Institute- supported in part by the Museum of Contemporary Art of Seoul. We have been experimenting with a material he has become quite familiar with in his studio- cellophane- and together have begun to consider the effects of site specific installations in the dense, aging neighborhoods of Seoul's industrial urban center.
Some of our first documented installation 'tests', seen here, are from my perspective an attempt to preserve 'city' via material interventions that promote heightened awareness through diverging contrast. Time will end for these dense network alleys, as Seoul moves forward- in blind obliteration- away from its tumultuous past. We can manage however to capture, with serendipitous effort- images, reflections, saturations otherwise overlooked- as measures preserved for time immemorial. Perhaps similar in the way we have become accustomed to preservation; wrapped and sealed.