Genesis Trilogy

December 2018

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: 

Annunciation and Transformation of Time Machine

 

 

 

0       “Genesis”

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.

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