Librarian

   In my early works, books discarded from the library and recorded stories such as diaries were mainly used, or the ‘process of recording’ things that could not be recorded and disappeared became work itself. Considering myself as a librarian of oblivion, I collected processes of erasing and pieced them together as linking their time by creating ‘a lump with layers’, which then became my library. 

   In 2019, when working on The Land of the Glitches, 2019 as an observer somewhat distant from the record, I accidentally discovered a part of someone's letter while cutting (which I considered equivalent as drilling strata) discarded books.

   This piece of record, not even known to whom it was for, raised questions about whether the recipient of the letter inadvertently left it in the book and forgot, or whether it was a letter that one could not send because of worry. The works about being destroyed or layered were an attempt to show the "disappeared space" itself; after that, I became interested in the stories that were newly growing in the lost place where some clues remained. And several physical separations including death and breakups that I personally experienced during this period made me want to reopen the page on the surface of the book that I had kept closed. Escaping from the early works that began with the habit of concealing records, this period served as an opportunity to accept that the pages I tried to cover with shame were shining as ‘incomplete chronicles’ in themselves.
 

The Land of the Glitches 오류지대, Variable Installation, 2019

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The Land of the Glitches 오류지대, Colored Pencil, Pencil, Pen on Paper, Collage, 220 x 130 cm, 2019

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The Land of the Glitches 오류지대, Colored Pencil, Pencil, Pen on Paper, Collage, 220 x 130 cm, 2019

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The Land of the Glitches 오류지대, Colored Pencil, Pencil, Pen on Paper, Collage, 220 x 130 cm, 2019

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The Land of the Glitches 오류지대, Discarded Books and Records, Steel, Variable Installation, 2019

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The Land of the Glitches 오류지대, Discarded Books and Records, Steel, Variable Installation, 2019

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The depth of distance 깊이의 바다, Ashes from burning discarded books, Beeswax, Plaster, Each 22.5 x 15.2 x Xcm (Book size format), 2017-2019

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The depth of distance 깊이의 바다, Ashes from burning discarded books, Beeswax, Plaster, Each 22.5 x 15.2 x Xcm (Book size format), 2017-2019

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White Rainbow, Casting missing parts of books, Size Variable, 2018

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The Chronicles of Today 오늘의 연대기, Plaster (Tearing off a book and then casting the torn part), Variable Size, Size of the part of books x 1~400cm ( 7x8x5cm ~ 10x8x400cm ), 2016~2018

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The Chronicles of Today 오늘의 연대기, Plaster (Tearing off a book and then casting the torn part), Variable Size, Size of the part of books x 1~400cm ( 7x8x5cm ~ 10x8x400cm ), 2016~2018

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The Chronicles of Today 오늘의 연대기, Plaster (Tearing off a book and then casting the torn part), Variable Size, Size of the part of books x 1~400cm ( 7x8x5cm ~ 10x8x400cm ), 2016~2018

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Square for you 너를 위한 광장, Ashes from Burning Books, Beeswax, Plaster, Variable Size, 2018

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Square for you 너를 위한 광장, Ashes from Burning Books, Plaster, Variable Size, 2018

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Square for you 너를 위한 광장, Ashes from Burning Books, Plaster, Variable Size, 2018

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Swings – drawing project, Discarded encyclopedia of the Library, Paraffin, Steel, Tape, Variable Installation (Each 30x28x8cm x 500 pieces), 2017

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Swings – drawing project, Discarded encyclopedia of the Library, Paraffin, Steel, Tape, Variable Installation (Each 30x28x8cm x 500 pieces), 2017

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Librarian_TIME MITE, Book, Paraffin, Variable Installation, 2015

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Librarian_TIME MITE, Book, Paraffin, Each 23x15x3cm x 45ea, 2015

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Librarian_TIME MITE, Book, Paraffin, 23x15x3cm, 2015

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Flow, Books from My Collection, Variable Size, 2014

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Twisted Moment, Books l read, Steel, Variable Size 2014

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Twisted Moment, Books l read, Steel, Variable Size, 2014

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Twisted Moment, Books l read, Steel, 200x200x260cm, 2011

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