The record of life is inscribed and passed on to the next generation in various forms. The posterity imagines the past by analyzing evidence found in records collate with the standards of their time and adds new life to the record. The act of recording may be the inherited nature of human beings which rises from the obligation and desire for continuous life. “Land of Symbols” presents hieroglyphs on life made by five artists in crafts. The letters resemble the parts of a plant while embracing the meanings of life; “Circulation and Connection,” “Foundation and Support,” “Balance and Mediation,” “Solidarity and Blooming,” and “Connotation and Fruition.” The repetitive movements of artist hands reveal unique characteristics of materials (soil, metal, glass, fiber, paper) in the letters. As viewers decode the five hieroglyphs, the letters will obtain the new life and deliver the message of the present.
Dukki Min graduated from the Paju Typography Institute (PaTI) in 2021. Min is conducting the gghii project to produce things that are closely related to our daily lives with the aim of experiencing various senses. Min participated in the exhibition Turn Turn Turn: Nalllballlae, Pure Land, and so on. She likes learning, especially learning with her body, so she actively joins projects where she can work manually.
00: Link of All Processes, It Is the Fruit of Life
The fruit is new life itself and bears new life. But also, it sometimes disappears, unable to reach the next stage of life. With the concept of “connotation” and “fruition,” the work is composed with the layers of the paper net globes. Each globe contains new life to its deepest core. Seen through the gap between the paper net, the protection of the character (0) seems weak, but when the time comes, it will be hardened and break out through the layers.
- Variable size