Consciousness is the ability to think, feel and be aware. Its various forms differ from one another, as in the primitive appearance of non-human organisms existing on earth. The mind's domain can expand or reduce, similar to how one's ability can advance through discipline or indolently decline. 'Letter Fish Fish Letter' is part of Eunji Cho's long-term project on different consciousness and language, displaying imaginative language created through intuitive research of the mollusc.
Octopus is spelt 文魚, a writing fish. Unlike in western culture often portrayed with fear and disgust, the Octopus has been considered a refined fish that holds the writing ink of a scholar. With its three hearts and the circular brain that wraps around the 360 degrees rotating eye, the perceptual system of the Octopus is far removed from ours. Portrayed by the artist, the language of the Octopus is, therefore, an unfamiliar one.
Letter Fish Knows How to Enter My Brain consists of 12 books to be read freely within the exhibition space. These books don't share a specific subject. An effort to read all the text unnecessary, but also unnecessary to purposefully not read. 'Does the mind perceive an object through its essence?' Similitude is recognized through similarity but does not coincide with accuracy. If aesthetics is the study of perceived senses, investigation of new consciousness needs consideration.
Press release courtesy Whistle.