Un(Sealed) Memories by Kyoung Hee Lee

14 Jul 2016 – 9 Aug 2016

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9am - 10pm

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The Jam Factory

Oxford, United Kingdom


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Exhibition by a Korean Artist. Technology Eats Nostalgic or Vice Versa: Remembering to Forget, Forgetting to Remember


Technology evokes technology to become anachronistic and obsolete. Thus, technology is slated for being obsolete. Landscapes, which are made and changed by technology are clearly separated from nostalgia but may still become nostalgia at some point in the future. Nonetheless, no matter how much technology attempts to create new landscapes to separate the present from the past, nostalgia waits patiently in the crevices, waiting to be unearthed.

My works are an attempt to show technological objects without purposiveness. When we do not exactly know the true purpose of objects, they come to us as aesthetic or mysterious objects that lack any clear purpose. Therefore, objects lose their respective existential purposes deeply embedded in our conventional bias towards them to become ‘another being’ in the abstract place of ‘something’; the value of objects is degraded and becomes equal in the space. For this, I have been reconsidering these objects with a sort of hypothesis that if they were discovered someday in the future and if we do not know what they are, these objects would need to be reconsidered or might be thought of as another being. Therefore, my works need to be considered as a different, perhaps new, archeological form, and the intention is for them to be viewed as a type of an excavated or discovered object in the hypothesis.


Gena Johns

Gena Johns

Exhibiting artists

Kyounghee Lee


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