The latest series SIMULTAN by korean artist Kyungwoo Chun consists of photographs, which are arranged as diptychs. They show the same age groups of people from two different perspectives.
While Chuns earlier portaits has arranged a dialogue, he extends this dialogical situation now on a larger circle protagonists. The two pictures that form the diptychs were taken simultaneously with two differently positioned cameras and long exposure during an interview situation. The participating persons were aware that they were observed from two angles.
Due to the long exposure is shown a compressed situation, which in reality is not perceptible. For the viewer is made possible in the diptychs a new perspective on the portrait subjects, which puts his own view into question.
Kyungwoo Chun plays with the common experience (or everyday experience) of each observer, that events of the individual, visual perception of every individual are interpreted differently and therefore there are always misunderstandings. Viewers will keep in this exhibition no clear picture of exhibited photos in memory, but only the experience of two hanging side by side images that are combined in the memory of its own new image.
Unlike the created illusion of the sequence of movements in the cinematography, Chun experimented with two simultaneous perspectives, which give a continuous compression of time and dialogue in a given period and in two images.
Chun's works raise questions about the potential of the media presentation on video and photography. They cause an interaction between play and imagination - of what is shown and what has disappeared.
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