Commissioned by Samtoh Co.Ltd
at No where in Some where, Samtoh Gallery, Seoul, Korea, 11 NOV - 23 NOV, 2011
I do not intend to talk about any game or theory. This project was more than just an experience. What I want to communicate is a story of the NOW as a composite of all these PAST experiences. There are stories of those who left on a long journey, others who are about to take on a long journey and yet others who are finally returning home.
Their stories and their footsteps are lingering on every step that we have made and every corner we have turned on our paths.
We continue to walk on these paths. I realize that our lives are interwined with the past and with other people. I hope that the combination of green grass, earth, and unfamiliar lights are perceived and recognized as a wholesome experience.
Art stands above everything. Art reminds us of perceptive experiences that our bodies sense from temperatures and fragrances. Again, these personal experiences are reminded through public experiences.
- From the field notes for Artificial Garden by Jinjoon Lee
Things that disappeared into the darkness,
Things that suddenly left into that emptiness,
Those are memories and illusions of such things.
Sometimes, I want to trace them,
I wanted to follow them, but I stopped at a point, afraid, and looked at the landscapes.
In truth, deep in my heart, I am constantly running towards the end of that road.
- From the artist notes for No where in Some where
Artist Jinjoon Lee
Editor Eunjoo Lee
Design Siho Work