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.
Yukyoung Oh studied fashion design at the Samsung Art and Design Institute (SADI). She launched a fashion brand called MOSCA in 2009, and participated in Seoul Collection four times as well as many other exhibitions and projects. In 2019, she renamed her brand to Studio Ohyukyoung, and expanded its business area from ladies’ apparel to a unisex line. Furthermore, she collaborates with artists from various fields, gradually expanding her activities into artworks.
10: Expansion Starts When Gathered
Flowers bloom to give birth to another life. This work captures the message of solidarity and blooming in the forms of (0) and (1), repeating the process of weaving fibers of different thicknesses, (1), and making knots (0), to expand it. In particular, this work shows that plastic waste, something considered useless, can be turned to fiber and then bloom with a new life.
- Polyethylene fibers, recycled plastic fibers
- 900 × 450 × 450 mm