Genesis Trilogy

December 2018

Consists of poem ("Genesis"), drawings (20 Chants of Sonogram), and moving image (Your Presence Within What is Independent from You)

 

Genesis Trilogy consists of three different formats: poem, drawings, and moving image. This work has inspired several other projects: Annunciation and Transformation of Time Machine. In addition, this work led to writing a manifesto for my future audience. 

In Fall 2018, I moved to London to study abroad at Chelsea College of Arts. Spending most of my time in solitude reflecting on my past projects, I established the context of my artistic

practice to search for my potential audience. In the process, I curated my first hypothetical solo show "The Birth: Celebration in Art" based on Sofia Zoë's art theory of Container Technology.

I composed the artist statement in poetic form by following the inner voice of the mysterious psychological agent deep inside my psyche. It almost happened spontaneously beginning with a voice calling "Genesis". This inner voice directly guided my writing effortlessly independent from my conscious. I was so fascinated that I needed to investigate the origin and purpose of this inner voice: I broke down the poem into minimal units of dialogue,

then made an abstract drawing of each alphabet to acquire a visual fragment of the whole dialogue. Each alphabet became a frame and each line a scene —  a total of 579 frames with 20 scenes composed into a 2-minutes stop-motion video.

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.

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