Paratext #48 feat. Yunju Park, K I M + I L L I, Arash Fayez and Óscar Martín

This name, Paratext, hides a monthly schedule of presentations of artists residing in Hangar of long and short duration, as well as international residencies. In it they present, in different formats, specific projects or parts of their work. The sessions are always open to the public with the purpose of enabling interaction with the artists themselves. Each Paratext also has an editor who subsequently publishes his or her impressions of the presentation on this blog. On this occasion, Marc Mela will be in charge of the editing.

The next Paratext session will take place on Wednesday, October 28, at 7 p.m. at the Sala Ricson, in Hangar.

Projects will be presented by:

Yunju Park

Yunju Park holds her MFA degree in Public Art and New Art Strategies from Bauhaus University in Germany. She works research-based from intervening in public space, site-specific analysis for understanding the coexisted-structure under differences in the historical, social, political, and cultural context. ‘Objects in motion_directivity and weight’ is the main subject to approach individual stories in the public realm to share and how to engage by artistic action. Her interest is objects-embodiments performing and representing their own vitality in different dimensional ways, between public and private space, internet and virtual realm, etc.

She uses different media such as public performance, installation, architecture, 3D modeling, narrative text, fieldwork, and digital media. Here, those media work as tools for performative embodiment of the context of sociology, anthropology, and fictional narratives. The use of the methodology is extended from public-sites though the internet realm to AR (augmented reality).

K I M + I L L I

K I M + I L L I is a multidisciplinary collaboration formed in 2020 as a ‘virtual’ platform between Seoul and Stuttgart that aims to merge individual backgrounds of various working methodologies “in and outside” the realms of (im)materiality: visuality, sound, and space — focusing on research, finding intersections, sharing and expanding knowledge, expertise, and networks in the global context, and discursive activities within local communities. The collective believes in the antithetical possibilities of collaborative work, which accelerates a creative process, strengthens conceptual approaches to actual culture production that ties our perception of relationships.

Arash Fayez

His practice investigates conditions of displacement and notions such as statelessness, limbo, and in-betweenness. Spanning writing, performance, and video, his projects explore situations where the mind is in limbo and the body is in between; in other words, the mental and physical states resulting from being between two locations, two cultures, or two identities. His practice looks at the segment that separates two conditions and directs the audience to neither one place nor another but to what can be found in between. His work is primarily based on autobiographical experiences interlaced with fictional and nonfictional content. By employing storytelling strategies, he combines fiction and documentary to construct an emotional landscape that resonates with the in-between. In recent works, he has employed various forms of ‘live’ practice such as lecture-performance and live-situation to explore notions of instability, intimacy, and paradox. He has been investigating ideas of theatricality, performativity, and ephemerality that resonate with his practice. He looks at the paradox of theatre as an accelerated area of change or instability, where actors are constantly between the real and the fictional.

Óscar Martín

Artist, independent researcher and programmer working in the field of algorithmic poetic and the study of generative and chaotic systems. His artistic practice could be understood as a “polyhedric” device of knowledge that hybridized and confluenced art, science and technology from an experimental, unorthodox and critical approach. Martin’s works of art are based on the development of generative systems composed of non-human agents (machines, biological, algorithmic) and their interactions and “agencies”, using as main output sound and light. From the sound aspect of his work Martin proposes an active listening and expansion of our perception through the physical-acoustic experience of emergence behavior in the limits of the chaotic and order structures.

 

The event will be carried out following all security measures. Attendance is free of charge and will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Image: Yunju Park

 

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