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Ep Park

Ep Park

Bereich: Bildende Kunst

FinTim,collage, series of citing_silencing_speaking_marking_mirroring_labouring action (a wall paper), 2020-on going project

© Ep Park

FinTim,collage, series of citing_silencing_speaking_marking_mirroring_labouring action (a wall paper), 2020-on going project

© Ep Park

FinTim(_amust), collage,Labouring _ gesturng_dictating (a scab), 2020-on going project

© Ep Park

FinTim(_amust), collage,Labouring _ gesturng_dictating (a scab), 2020-on going project

© Ep Park

<Island sale 201217; pronounced as I will land and sail> installation view 2018

© Ep Park

<Island sale 201217; pronounced as I will land and sail> installation view 2018

© Ep Park

<Island sale 201217; pronounced as I will land and sail> installation view 2018

© Ep Park

<DO-AH KIM TRANS-military-warrior-killed-history -in-action-CRIPTION ROOM> installation view,2019

© Ep Park

<DO-AH KIM TRANS-military-warrior-killed-history -in-action-CRIPTION ROOM> installation view,2019

© Ep Park

<DO-AH KIM TRANS-military-warrior-killed-history -in-action-CRIPTION ROOM> installation view,2019

© Ep Park

WtA, video, part of installtion <shallcellsellshellelsewhenelsewhere(sighsight into the control machine)> 2015

© Ep Park

a friend of mine, video, part of installation aFoM 2012

© Ep Park

Excuse me, video,2010-ongoing project

© Ep Park

Fine, video, part of installation,<WORK IN PROGRESS FOR BETTER TOMOR-ROW by u nity infraproject ltd> 2014

© Ep Park

Key Facts

Nationalität

Korea

Bereich

Bildende Kunst

Wohnort

Seoul

Empfehlende Institution

BMEIA

Zeitraum

Juli 2021 - August 2021

A life as an “outsider” formulated Ep’s practice. Every experience as a perpetual outsider looking in and faced with a “wall” which refuses to echo back or when it answers it leaves one with a feeling of paralyzing impotence, that each “gob smacking” experience drives the practice and the practice itself is a survival technique to keep asking: how can “we” from this precarious position envisage clues to all this entangled puzzle hidden beneath the smooth surface of the wall so that we are able to find the understandings and open up new possible responses.

Amongst piling questions that need to be contextualized and as a creature within the ever-present cycle of deterriotization and reterritorization, the trajectory of the deployed feminist’s slogan “personal is the political” connects to the concept of “the art of not being governed quite so much”. To avoid ending up just being another self-destructive survival tool that turned out to be an end in itself, Ep conceives of each project as the “conversation piece”, various objects are props to form “intertextuality” where the “paradox of autodidact” is a folded-in overall concept for the practice. (Hence the main components are collaged verbal “essay writing happening”, and the concept of index cards of underlined library books which shares the multiple points of thought forming, “uncoerced kindness in human interaction”).

1983 per-hap, Büro k für i.o.f.s. (in our forged soul),2016, provides a stage, the büro, the forged site of dissemination, to facilitate actual process of production; where Ep takes a position of translating machine attempting to "search of lost time" by making 'gestures', translating untranslatable transcription from the Camus’s speech during weekdays while the visitors to become the partners in that endless machinery of "citation, quotation and implantation", excerpting and collecting from the references occupying in the space.

This taking of “pseudo-job/duty” in order to trigger conversations with the visitors is the continuation of the “gallery guide Park” job which is integral main component of WORK IN PROGRESS FOR BETTER TOMOR-ROW by u nity infraproject ltd, 2014. These are “subtle and polite” performances that are refracted mirror images of “feminist expressionist” performances in that both are situated to subvert and recompose the positions of bodies in “place”.

Ep Park graduated with an MFA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College, University of London and an MA in kontextuelle Malerei from the Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien

Photo: Yoon-Hee Kim © luxury magazine

Projektinfo

“when we must”1

You live in a gated community, you pay premium but it’s worth it.
Out of the corner of your eye, today or was it yesterday, you notice the Monday, Wednesday and Thursday guard has been replaced.
It was just last week that Mr. Takaki has passed away and been replaced, so you heard.
You were very fond of them and used to call them agent orange.
It really is an unfortunate and you are feeling rather letdown by them as they provided good CIA undercover story to tell at the likes of mundane museum fundraising events where that lingering feeling of ache is soothed by passing pink salmon sushi, foie-gras canape and feet cocooned within mink lined sandal and neon running shoes.


So, the story might unfold in the foreseeable future.

Image 1. A childhood memory of a Portrait of president Kennedy hanging on the wall of a dentist’s praxis

Image 2. A foreign worker watching Doctor Zhivago

Image 3. A fast jogger singing aloud, almost shouting, every day is like Sunday at the burggarten

Image 4. A scab

Image 5. Angelus Novus

How does “idolization (that relates to docilization)” kick off? The fever pitch of 2020 and 2021 are not new “normal” but the festering of the exacerbated “partition practice” that has been concealed and ignored or even encouraged in our daily life constantly.

The stay in MQ will provide a privileged and urgent position of the “suspended”.The “suspending” will provide  a space for querying  how “I”, a certain artist, am instituted (by looking in retrospect at my own trajectory at the same time how culture and art have been deployed as tools for “assimilation”), the formation of the anti-hero characters as manifested congenital blockages those which the competitive individualized system and biopolitics’ survival technique that thrives while annihilating ecological and mental health suppress and the various “cleansing” mechanisms. The experiential and chance encounter of multiple matrix through research process will shape assimilated weaving. And that weaved constellation would be the project I would be working over the residency. The morphological process of concatenating that connects (re)searching body positioned within it to the time and space travel, hopefully reveals and initiates the multiple path to inquire how we stumble on these seemingly escalating crisises  in multiple sites and what are we to do from here

1 “multilaterally if you can, unilaterally if you must.”
Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State and U.N.ambassador

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