Komposition I

2021
sound installation with composition
silk on a wooden box, 15 channel speaker system
79 x 92 x 10 cm 
19min 34sec loop





“When does the line as such die out, and at what moment is a plane born?”
– Wassily Kandinsky




“Komposition I” is a 15-channel sound installation consisting of a 19 minutes 34 seconds composition. Responding to the question “What are the point, line, and plane of sound?”, the composition focuses on the essential sonic elements such as impulse, noise, frequency, frequency beating, etc. The installation resembling a two-dimensional painting allows the audience to listen to musical events as though they are viewing a painting. Activities such as listening (looking) closely or hearing (gazing) at a distance reveal a three-dimensional world as well as play an important role in musical progression.
“Komposition II” is a graphic score printed with a risograph. The riso printing method reveals one color at a time when it prints, so each layer of point and line is distinctive, merging together as a big circular shape at the end. Since the score has no clue of how people are listening and how the music is slightly different depending on their movement(action), the attempt to bring the bodily experience of “Komposition I” back to two-dimension will fail. However, the trial of following the musical progression through the score and using one's ears to encounter ephemerality is constantly carried out by the audience, like we, people, endlessly try to speculate the world with numerous failures.



Solo exhibition “Collision - the line has here replaced the plane”
@ Project Space Yeongdeungpo, Seoul, Korea







Komposition II

2021
graphic score
risograph on paper
297 x 420 mm




Solo exhibition “Collision - the line has here replaced the plane”
@ Project Space Yeongdeungpo, Seoul, Korea


Supported by
Seoul Metropolitan Government
Seoul Foundation of Arts and Culture
Mark
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