TENSIONS, SPECTER, DREAM


2012
Paper, 58"x 86"

I translated adult-associated issues such as Syrian rebel, death of Kim Jong-il, and Archbishop Dolan’s elevation to cardinal, appeared in newspaper articles into the language of children. By borrowing children’s activity of folding and cutting papers, I transformed concrete materials such as newspaper articles to abstract paper patterns and dematerialized the form of media. I created the patterns based on the photographs appeared in the articles and laser cut the patterns in papers. Each set, comprised of 3 sheets of paper patterns, represents one article, and the entire piece containing 15 sets was positioned in a grid referring to a newspaper grid. It contains various subject matters such as politics, business, technology, science, etc that adults typically concern. By creating the contrast between the serious contents and the bright colors of the papers and by transforming straightforward, clear transmission of information in newspaper into obscure expressions, I intentionally disregarded and critiqued the authority of adultness. I drained the aura of the serious events that adults concern and created a new kind of aura.

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