Suki Seokyeong Kang lives and works in Seoul. Kang deploys various media including installation and video to seek a synesthetic expansion of painting.

Through movement and rhythm, Kang 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 was a new multi-part installation by Suki Seokyeong Kang. The work transformed 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 was activated by performers and the audience. The choreography, inspired by the Spring Oriole Dance and traditionally performed on the hwamunseok, was shared with visitors. The movements on the mat served as the blueprint for the wider installation consisting of painting, sculpture and video.

Suki Seokyeong Kang’s sculptural installation, Land Sand Strand, was activated through a series of movements inspired by the Korean Spring Oriole Dance at Bluecoat at 1pm on Saturday 22 September and Saturday 27 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).

Suki Seokyeong Kang at Liverpool Biennial 2018

Land Sand Strand, 2016-2018
Installation comprising jeong-tow, mat black mat, rove and round, moras, mat, shay gray, legs, heavy and warm rounds, painted steel, gouache on canvas, woven rush, hwamunseok, thread, leather, brass, wood wheel, found stone
Activation comprising three choreographies, each 3:00 min
Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial
Exhibited at Bluecoat and activated throughout the Biennial

Land Sand Strand, 2016-2018
Video, 6:22 min
Commissioned by Liverpool Biennial
Exhibited at Bluecoat