In her solo exhibition hier, anderswo at the Nassauischer Kunstverein Wiesbaden, sound artist Hyunju Oh explores the complex relationship between existence, emotion and time in her multimedia works.
An old wooden cabinet stands in the middle of the exhibition room. The door is slightly open, but denies a detailed view of the interior. Only the voice of a young girl, who has chosen the inside of the cabinet as a protective zone, allows conclusions to be drawn about the invisible protagonist. Surround sound makes the girl's emotions, memories and existence tangible - emotions and memories that can be as collective as they are individual. The work hier, anderswo (2022) which gave the title to the exhibition will be shown for the first time.
At the vernissage on November 24, 2022, the artist will perform the work Causeless (2022) for the first time. With the performance, Hyunju Oh illuminates the relationship between action and material, between man and object. For Oh, materials are not just a means to an end. Instead, she deliberately uses different material properties to create a metaphor. In this way, she poses the question of the evaluability of pain in a particularly impressive way in her work Pain, unspecified (2019), which the artist also performs at the opening.
The time component in the photo series Remains from Remains of Remains (2015) is striking. The photographs of a white wall show the performer how, layer by layer, image level by image level, with each renewed…