ITN 2017: 'Floating'Winnipeg, Manitoba
Visual Arts, Film or Video — Behind-the-scenes
The work, floating, reflects the emotional experience occurring in response to feelings of cultural and social displacement. Seventy two hand-sewn handbags made of mulberry paper are placed in rows on a wall. Projected upon them is a video of an origami paper boat, isolated and floating in a body of water.The handbag, is an everyday object, easily overlooked. It serves as a general metaphor of the identity which people carry. In contrast, the origami paper boat, a culturally familiar object, represents my own identity interacting with a new environment. As the paper boat floats, it is gradually absorbing the water, conforming to its surroundings. As a result, the boat is dissolving.
This activity is in English.
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
Keywords: Family Friendly, Contemporary, All Ages, Installation,paper bags
|Fri 29 Sep||No events scheduled.|
|Sat 30 Sep||6:00 PM to 2:00 AM (next day)|
|Sun 01 Oct||No events scheduled.|
510 Main St.
Heejung Shin is a multidisciplinary artist born and raised in Korea, working primarily in installation, drawing and painting. Her work explores identity, the fragility of the human body, and the law of impermanence. Especially the concept of losing language culture, identity and self as a result of cultural and social displacement. Heejung is exploring various medium and mainly she creates works with Han-Ji (Mulberry papers from Korea) exploring collage, layer, and installation.