Wednesday 29 May 2013

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Dance on the City

, Ha Tae-Bum et Kim Sunil

This is also a story about catharsis being acquired by the audiences as well as the artist concerned who watches such images in a diversified way

White buildings made of paper are thickly placed on the floor and we could watch the legs of dancer from far away. And simultaneously with start of music, the dancer dances by stirring and trampling down the buildings made of paper as much as she pleases. As dance rhythm gets gradually faster and intensified and finally arrives at its finale through climax, the buildings demonstrated on the floor were destroyed as if they were swept away by something and this process is directed like a photography scene represented by artist in his photography so far.
In this scene, we could observe an attempt of an epic plot and theatricality represented in the works as well as specific memory and appreciation of the artist. While a screen is completed by its sense of space and development process as well as targets, the artist brought forth such screen as components of the works by sensing viewpoints of the audiences at the same time.

Our images that encounter a scene of incident shown by media are divided into two ways. It may be critically important information for a person who actually experiences damages on the scene but otherwise, it may end up as a mere idle looking-on just like watching a scene of drama or film. As any scenes exposed to us are transmitted in real time in an incredibly fast pace and repeated beyond count and finally, such images are consumed to the point where watchers eventually become insensible even in recognizing whether such scene is fiction or reality. In other words, while we encounter reality through an intermediate media, we may be obsessed by a negligible attitude as if we are watching drama or film. Ha, Tae-Bum, the artist, exposes perceptional and cognizant attitude of contemporaries who used to consume such images indiscriminately like this through sensibility just as playing a game within the boundary of social structural problem and expresses it metaphorically.
This is also a story about catharsis being acquired by the audiences as well as the artist concerned who watches such images in a diversified way. This plot motivates the audiences to experience the fact that current reality, imminent issue and the way of observing and responding to it are not constant or unique and other way of observing and alternative way of responding are present all the time.
Above image works shows order and process of a certain phenomenon and provides imagination so that contents are made to tell a story by its own accord. Resultantly, spatial area where one may play a game is made to be broadened further.