Pure Print


26 March – 14h (Technologies Pavilion – Room 303)

Kyung Hwa Shon: The Surface of the City and the Depth of the Psyche

In the talk, Kyung Hwa Shon will present her research project investigating the reciprocal relation between a city and the imagination through the eyes of a city phantom, Stillman. The research implies to understand the identity of urbanites’ perception and behaviour from the viewpoints of history and theory of fine arts and architecture, philosophy, social sciences, and psychoanalysis. Shon’s art practice focuses on the rediscovery of psychological heteromorphic identification, the presence of invisible substance, and fantastic visual experiences emanating from serendipitous moments of glitch in the city. The work implies the opening of the urban landscape to a distinct poetics of the city in which mythology, sign, symbol, voice, text, and trace occurs. Her wideranging practice includes printmaking, installation, painting, photography, sound, and writing.


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