Suki Seokyeong Kang

Suki Seokyeong Kang, Land Sand Strand, 2016–2018. Installation view at Bluecoat, Liverpool Biennial 2018. Photo: Rob Battersby

Suki Seokyeong Kang, Land Sand Strand, 2016–2018. Installation view at Bluecoat, Liverpool Biennial 2018. Photo: Rob Battersby

Suki Seokyeong Kang, Land Sand Strand (film still), 2018

Suki Seokyeong Kang, Land Sand Strand, 2016–2018. Installation view at Bluecoat, Liverpool Biennial 2018. Photo: Rob Battersby

Suki Seokyeong Kang (b. 1977, Seoul, South Korea) lives and works in Seoul. Kang deploys various media including installation and video to seek a synesthetic expansion of painting. Through movement and rhythm, she creates an environment that guides the direction of her painting, which she uses like a visual musical score. Her practice is situated between the abstract and figurative, the organic and geometric, creating a visual language of balance and harmony.

Conceived as a visual translation of the Korean musical notation ‘Jeongganbo’, Land Sand Strand is a new multi-part installation by Suki Seokyeong Kang. The work transforms the exhibition space into a grid. Building on the concept of the hwamunseok – a traditional Korean woven mat, interpreted as the minimum space provided for each individual in society – it is activated by performers and the audience. The choreography, inspired by the Spring Oriole Dance and traditionally performed on the hwamunseok, is shared with visitors. The movements on the mat serve as the blueprint for the wider installation consisting of painting, sculpture and video.

Suki Seokyeong Kang’s sculptural installation, Land Sand Strand, will be activated through a series of movements inspired by the Korean Spring Oriole Dance at Bluecoat at 1pm, Saturday 18 August, 20 September and 22 October.

Recent exhibitions include 11th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea (2016); National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Gwacheon, South Korea (2016); Villa Vassilieff, Paris, France (2016); Audio Visual Pavilion, Seoul, South Korea (2015); and Old House, Seoul, South Korea (2013).

Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial

Supported by

Arts Council England
Arts Council Korea
Korean Cultural Centre UK, the Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism of Korea Korea Arts Management Service

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