Consists of writing, drawings and moving image (Your Presence Within What is Independent from You)
In Fall 2018, I moved to London to study abroad at Chelsea College of Arts. Spending most of my time in solitude, I mostly focused on the context of my practice in order to search for my real audience. I curated my first solo show, "The Birth: Celebration in Art" based on Sofia Zoë's art theory of Container Technology. Then, I happened to produce a poem that penetrated the essence of my art.
The poem was composed by following the inner voice from the deep inside of my psyche. It was a spontaneous event that happened for 30 minutes, beginning with a voice calling "Genesis". This inner voice was oddly independent from my conscious will. I was so fascinated by this mysterious psychological agent who exerted a powerful force to create without my intention in the first place.
This project is called Genesis Trilogy consisted of three different formats: poem, drawings, and moving image. This work has inspired several other projects:
1 In the beginning, I was formless, forgotten, and empty;
2 In the beginning, I was invisible, inaudible, and insensible;
3 Thus, I was not existed;
4 Yet, I was there forever.
5 In the beginning, he was object, infant, and child;
6 In the beginning, he was selfless, forgotten, and empty;
7 Thus, we were not existed;
8 Yet, we were there together.
9 In the beginning, it was timeless, boundless, and infinite;
10 In the beginning, it was formless, selfless, and empty;
11 Thus, it was not existed;
12 Yet, we were there altogether.
13 In the beginning, we were one, everything, and nothing;
14 In the beginning, we were three, connected, and separated;
15 Yet, we were not discovered;
16 , we were not visible;
17 , we were not audible;
18 , we were not sensible;
19 Thus, we were there altogether.
When this poem was completed, I was so compelled to find out the origin and purpose of this inner voice. In this examination, I broke down the poem into minimal units of dialogue, the alphabet. Then I made a drawing for each alphabet to acquire the visual fragment of the event. Each drawing was then photographed, and later composed into a stop-motion video. Therefore, each alphabet became a frame and each line became a scene — a total of 20 scenes with 579 frames.