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Kijong Zin
Kijong Zin utilizes various multimedia to observe and reconstruct conjunction of global events that are coeval with one another under the theme of ‘21st Century Taxidermist.’ Through his perspective of looking at the world from a third-party angle, and by his works, the audience faces blueprints of what happened on the earth in the past, what is happening in the present, and what is likely to happen in the future.
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Difficulty of Imitating Nature teaser, 2017, 18min. 30sec
Difficulty of Imitating Nature (2017-ongoing)
Difficulty of Imitating Nature is a work that raises a question through a series of fishing process about the perception of truth and falsehood. For fly fishing, he makes his own bait imitating insects from natural ingredients. An (imitated) insect located at the bottom of the food chain catches (real) fish belonging to the upper ranks of food chain—the fish regards the bait as “real” and enjoys it to the full. He gives idea to the audience about the relationship between the fake and the real and further how to recognize the world based on the figurative behavior of fishing.
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Earth Report (2010)
The series of Earth Report takes historical moments from major works in art history and talks about current environmental issues. Using the diorama, which is usually a record and functions as a blueprint, the work expresses the causes and consequences of harming the environment. At the same time, his storytelling ability has made an unusual form to exist, and it contains predictions of what consequences of current behavior will bring in to the future. Are we now passing a point in the process of Mother Nature's circulation, that is, within hundreds of thousands of years' cycles, or is humanity destroying Mother Nature in an irreversible state?
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