This exhibition, Kim’s New York debut, displays six single-channel videos produced between 2015 and 2017: “Lifting Barbells” (2015), “Soulseek/Pegging/Air-twerking” (2015), “Wall Rally Drill” (2015), “Sleigh Ride Chill” (2016), “Mumble” (2017), and “HOME” (2017).
Kim has based his video work on digital interfaces such as Face Swap app, Virtual Reality, and Google Earth that reproduce reality in the form of data. These digital apparatus are used in cross editing autobiographical narratives which blur the boundary between online and offline. Weaving through flashes of reality and digital illusion, Kim deals with the effects of internet explosion on human life through satirical language.
This exhibition showcases all of Kim’s single-channel videos created to date in one setting. The work included traces the development of Kim’s personal and social interests during the past two years, as well as manifests his contemplation on the nature of reality and SNS identity in the age of the internet.