The Third Print
Dohing Art Gallery, Seoul
The Third Print: Homo Archivist; The Artist’s Intervention showcases 19 artists from South Korea and Singapore, and is co-curated by Seungah Lee (S. Korea) and Urich Lau (Singapore), whose focus is on manners and methods of documentation. Drawing from each artist's framework in the inception of collecting and recollecting images; the documentation, archival, and re-imagination of thoughts and experiences is enacted with techniques and technologies of art and form.
For her pieces in this exhibition, Yeo Shih Yun recorded the invisible paths of the Sun across skylines on opposing sides of the globe, using the non-digital pinhole technique as solargraphs in the series – “Singapore Solargraphy Series I & II, Bergen Solargraphy Series I & II,” practiced in Singapore in 2008 and then in Bergen, Norway. Complementing the fiery imagery is her video work, “9 Sept 2010: A Cold Night in Fukuoka,” created prior during the artist's residency in Studiokura, Itoshima Japan in the cold season. Using ice as her 'plate,' she created patterns of distinctive swirls, materials being the mix of melting ice and black ink. Methodically and presently, the artwork asks us how we capture visions in memories and moments from nature in the current age of digital technology, and what defines a print.