Recent Exhibition and New Work from Korea “I Can Be Somewhere Else While Staying Here”

Intro image for the series "I Can Be Somewhere Else While Staying Here" from the recent exhibition: "Thinking Media 2", Gongpyeong Gallery, Seoul Art, Center, Seoul, Korea © Simon Larbalestier©

Intro image for the series “I Can Be Somewhere Else While Staying Here” from the recent exhibition: “Thinking Media 2”, Gongpyeong Gallery, Seoul Art, Center, Seoul, Korea © Simon Larbalestier

A series of photographs representing evidential documents of places I have momentarily inhabited, whilst experiencing a strong sense of personal displacement, both physically and psychologically. The combination of an aesthetic that utilizes an analogue retro-framing of digitally captured imagery, further enhances this state of displacement. Time stamp notations on each image serve as a reminder that the reading of a photographs is always retrospective, and acknowledges the notion, that the passing of time is always referenced in the present moment. The content of the photographs record fragmented details of unfamiliar texts, abandoned objects of sedentary interior comforts, disembodied or malformed vegetation, bicycles, foggy landscapes or habitats that are in states of decay. Simon Larbalestier, December 2012

The text is sourced from Merleau-Ponty’s “Phenomenology of Perception” (1945)

The text is sourced from Merleau-Ponty’s “Phenomenology of Perception” (1945)

Some of these photographs were recently exhibited at the Gongpyeong Gallery, Seoul Art Center, Korea (12-18th December 2012) in an exhibition entitled “Thinking Media 2” along with a list of the following invited artists: (Alphabetical Order) CHOI iL (Korea), Jung Hee CHOI (USA), Michael CROFT (UK), Anna CYBELE  (USA), Jung-Chul HUR (Korea), KANG You Ran (Korea), Ahram KWON (Korea), JUNG Kyuho (Korea), Simon Larbalestier (UK), Jack MALIPAN (Poland), David MRUGALA (Germany), Nikos PAPDIMITRIOU (Greece) and Jinsik SHIN (Korea)

The following images are from the catalogue, the exhibition and cropped details of my work.

 

Thinking Media 2 catalogue

Thinking Media 2 catalogue designed by Jinsik SHIN

My catalogue page introducing the concept of my project entitled "I can Be Somewhere Else  While Staying Here"

My catalogue page introducing the concept of my project entitled “I can Be Somewhere Else While Staying Here”

 

Exhibition reference images

Exhibition Reference Images

Exhibition reference images

Exhibition Reference Images

"I Can Be Somewhere Else While Staying Here"  (detail) from the recent exhibition: "Thinking Media 2", Gongpyeong Gallery, Seoul Art, Center, Seoul, Korea © Simon Larbalestier

“I Can Be Somewhere Else While Staying Here” (detail) from the recent exhibition: “Thinking Media 2”, Gongpyeong Gallery, Seoul Art, Center, Seoul, Korea © Simon Larbalestier

"I Can Be Somewhere Else While Staying Here"  (detail) from the recent exhibition: "Thinking Media 2", Gongpyeong Gallery, Seoul Art, Center, Seoul, Korea © Simon Larbalestier

“I Can Be Somewhere Else While Staying Here” (detail) from the recent exhibition: “Thinking Media 2”, Gongpyeong Gallery, Seoul Art, Center, Seoul, Korea © Simon Larbalestier

 

Exhibition Reference Image; left side, my work, right side: Micheal Croft

Exhibition Reference Image; left side, my work, right side: Micheal Croft

 

 

 

 

 

 

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