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'Oncetype' Online Artist Talk with Kelly Moonkyung Choi

5 Dec 2020

Regular hours

Sat, 05 Dec
15:00 – 16:00

Timezone: Europe/London

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Hosted by: Frau Kim

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Graphic designer Kelly Moonkyung Choi will talk about her typography project "Oncetype", which is an art project that gives new functions to wooden printing type that has lost its original position today.

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Kelly Moonkyung Choi mixes natural ingredients such as polygonum indigo, paprika, and gardenia into a soap solution to create multicolored and vibrant patterns, using improvised hand movements. Soap type, produced like casting letters one by one, evokes images of its colorful use back in the day, unlike the dull and monotonous appearance of the unused type today. Like life, soap type will disappear someday. 

The artist captures the splendidness of "Oncetype" in photographs, then brings these images into the computer, applying new colors to them. Every color of the original material is replaced by a Risograph ink, and the type is recreated as prints. The prints created in this way, named "Oncesoap", may last a little longer than the "Oncetype" soap.


Designer 
Kelly Moonkyung Choi

Choi is a graphic designer with an interest in the visual images obtained from the manual process. In 2015, she participated in “Typojanchi” as a curator of “Book Bricks”. She had a solo exhibition, “Gutenberg Bubble”(Factory2, 2018) and several group exhibitions such as “Art+Work”(Art Center White Block, 2018) and “Typojanchi”(Culture Station Seoul 284, 2019) She currently works and teaches at Paju Typography Institute.

(DE)
Das Typografie Projekt “Oncetype” der Designerin Kelly Moonkyung Choi ist ein Kunstprojekt das, ausgedienten Drucktypen aus Holz, neue Funktionen verleiht. Die Holzlettern haben heutzutage ihre ehemals wichtige Stellung eingebüßt.

Kelly Moonkyung Choi mischt natürliche Zutaten wie Polygonum Indigo, Paprika und Gardenie zu einer Seifenlösung, um mit Hilfe improvisierter Handbewegungen leuchtend bunte Muster zu erzeugen. Die Typen aus Seife werden einzeln von Hand gefertigt und eine nach der anderen wie Bleisatz gegossen. Im Gegensatz zu der matten und monotonen Anmutung ausgedienter Typen erinnern die Seifen Typen an die farbenfrohe Nutzung früherer Zeiten. Wie im Leben werden sie eines Tages verschwinden.

Die Künstlerin fängt den farbigen Glanz der "Oncetype" in Fotografien ein und digitalisiert sie am Computer. Jede Farbe des Originalmaterials erhält ihre entsprechende Risografie Tinte und die Type wird als Druck neu erschaffen. Die nach dieser Methode erstellten Drucke mit dem Titel „Oncesoap“, mögen etwas Langlebiger sein als die „Oncetype“ Seifen.


Oncetype
by Kelly Moonkyung Choi

Exhibition 
04. - 19. December, 
2020
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Vernissage
03. December 
Thurs. 13 - 21 hr *Soft Opening
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Online Artist Talk 
05. December 
Sat. 15 - 16 hr
via ZOOM 936 9815 8886
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Venue
einBuch.haus
Florastr. 61, 13187 Berlin
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Opening Times
Thurs, Fri. 13 - 19 hr
Sat. 12 - 17 hr
and by appointment

*The exhibition is funded by Senatverwaltung für Kultur und Europa.

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