Remote Presence

A chair borrowed from my mother's household replacing a chair in the museum's cafeteria

Courtesy of the artist

Installation view of Invisible Touch, Artsonje Center, Seoul, South Korea, 2001
Photo: A–Z

Press release, Artsonje Center, Seoul, 2001

This work is nothing but the replacement of one chair in the cafeteria of the Artsonje Center with one from the private household of my mother dealing with questions like how you would perceive one's presence despite of the distance in psychological and physical way as unpretenscious as possible.

The chair of my mother is frequently in use in her daily life and stand for one very conceret presence. Her chair has different look than the others at the cafeteria, so it could be quickly recognisible, but also could be easily overlooked among many chairs. Somehow not so suitable appearance of this chair creates very unique presence and imply therefore the psychological distance and closeness between two related peoples and also references the ambivalent relation of indiffernence and inspiration between audience and artist in the public space.

Exhibition history

Invisible Touch, Artsonje Center, Seoul, South Korea, 2001

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