Depending on the flow of the social phenomenon, we spend more time perceiving through seeing and imagining than with our body. However, physical and visual experiences are different. Jiieh G Hur, works with elements and emotions of bodily memories from a momentary experience. The characteristically-specific works is produced through repeated experimentation involving dense labour from the artist.
S.W.S (Slip, Wax, Slime) resembles an egg in its shape and texture and is available for experience. Hur created the thin shell by pouring clay into a plaster mold, then waxed the inner surface, filling each egg with bright blue slime made by the artist herself. When thrown onto the wall, it bursts, splashing blue, sticky liquid in all directions. Holding an object and throwing at a target recalls emotions such as anger and rebellion, while also suggesting game or play. Participants in throwing can encounter different emotions according to their attitude.
Composite Method, a box-shaped installation is a tool made for the handling of the S.W.S The artist drilled a total of 1,000 small circles on the plywood so that different shapes of S.W.S from the four different moulds could settle at its final destination. The process of constructing and executing Electric Smash is also shown in several plaster moulds that are displayed. The insides of the white plaster moulds are painted with yellow, green and blue acrylic mixed with plastic, lacquer or urethane to control the flow of the slip and the wax. These various moulds displayed together in the exhibition, allow visualisation of the making process and how the materials contracted and dried.
Press release courtesy Whistle.