9,806 are the kilometers that separate Seoul from Gijón, it is the distance between the curator Soomin Kim’s studio and Mikha-ez’s.
This is a kind of dialogue between the two, a conversation that is truly an exhibition (of graphic materials and reflections), an exhibition that is a conversation, an invitation to all those joining now. It is the outcome of the hyperconnectivity that explores globalization and which Covid-19 has accelerated. It is perhaps an encounter orchestrated by algorithms, those that in apps like Instagram decide what to show or hide from you, the same ones that linked the 9,806 km between Soomin Kim's laptop and Mikha-ez's desktop.
Thus arose a conversation motivated by Soomin Kim's interest in Mikha-ez's artistic work, who explores the possibilities of holding an exhibition of some of his projects in South Korea. A sharing in a language that is not theirs and yet has allowed them to share. A dialogue proposal around the works of Mikha-ez, a leisurely exchange of materials, referrers and references, which have ended up becoming the very object of this exhibition.
A conversation that goes beyond the screens and expands through the walls of two studios, turning the white walls into improvised mood boards, into cartographies of referenced works and references made to images, an atlas on which to project a bridge between Seoul and Gijón to travel those 9,806.