Records about life have been handed down in various ways. Later generations analyze the clues of records within the framework of the times, imagine the past, and add interpretations to recreate another form of life. The act of recording may be a basic instinct with a mixture of human duties and desires revealed within the cycle of creation and extinction. In “Land of symbols,” five craftspeople create hieroglyphs that resemble plants. By capturing the meaning of circulation & connection, foundation & support, balance & mediation, harmony & blooming, and inclusion & fruition, they produce characters that reveal the unique properties of materials (soil, metal, glass, fiber, paper) through their repetitive manual labor. The hand-made characters will gain new life through the next-generation’s decoding, and will deliver the meaning of regeneration and recovery.
Yukyung 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.
- Seoul, South Korea
Expansion is possible when together, not alone.
Flowers bloom to give birth to another life. This work captures the message of blooming and harmony 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.