Spectacleless Complex, mixed media, variable size, 2011
video - http://vimeo.com/32950867
‘유유자적(悠悠自適)’이란 뜻을 지닌 인형의 한 종류인 ‘노호혼’ 2000여개를 아레나와 유사한 구조물에 촘촘히 앉힌 이 작품은 인형이 머리를 흔들 때마다 발생하는 미동에 의해 하나둘 바닥으로 추락하도록 설계되었다. 검투사들이 고대 로마의 투기장이었던 암피테아트룸 같은 곳에서 혈투를 벌이다 하나둘 희생된 역사를 끝없이 경쟁해야만 살아남을 수 있는 현재와 견줘 표현했다.
이 작업은 자본주의가 지배하는 대량생산체계가 인간과 대상 간의 관계에 어떤 영향을 일으키는지 주목하는 작품이기도 한데, 현대 도시사회의 시스템, 그 안에서 벌어지는 인간의 소외와 무력감을 화두로 삼은 채 익명의 구조가 유지, 확대, 재생산되는 데 대한 고찰의 필요성을 환기시킨다. 또한 부조리한 동시대를 비추는 거울이면서 사회 이면에 소품처럼 놓여 있는 개개인의 대리물로 작동하는 오브제들의 특질도 그대로 녹아 있다.
Idea Of Complex part II
By Yoo, Jin-Sang (Kaywon School of Art & Design a professor)
It is told that many people died as many as about 5,000 during the fight at the amphitheatres of Rome, 2,000 years ago. The thick sand put on the ground to absorb the massive amount of blood was called ‘arena(sand)’. There is a huge memory of entwirklichung carved in this word which means ‘Stadium’. The demand on slaughter people were shouting would have made abstract sound being amplified by the structure of the huge amphitheatres. This spectacle which is a combination of the nature of time and politics, according to G. Debord, starts from the intention of creating time consumption of this crowd, namely, it starts from the intention of creating time pseudocyclism. The idea of making huge rotational time simulacre and replace the reality with it forms the basis of the capitalism today. Time is consumed and created endlessly. According to B. Grancian, because the only thing we have is time (even because the beggars have it), making the pseudocyclism of producing and consuming it is the most important thing. The time is replaced into pseudocyclism through ads, soap operas, world cups and Olympics, New years and thanksgivings, returning seasons of bonus and sales in time, and pop up news and accidents and incidents.
Nohohon, using solar battery, as if the whole space surrounding is meaningless and is the reason of its repeated movements, gets its power from intangible light which exists around. Even if it’s a very small amount of energy, it’ll be just enough to move Nohohon’s head. It’ll nod its head like a command of an intolerable being until the light exists. The fixed smile especially on its flat head shows the fateful forms more dramatically. The reality that it exists actually exaggerates every existing being like lights and air. The huge circulation of the nature which puffs life in spring, and puts it out in winter inspires the existence to every individual which can’t be denied. The interesting fact about Nohohon is that it gets energy from the same natural element. It might be the reason for the author to choose Nohohon. It must nod its head as long as it exists. As like us…