Sonicwear
2013-


An Improvisation with Sonicwear of Attraction!, National Gugak Center, Seoul, South Korea, 2016
Performers: Sori Choi, Nana Formosa, Moitié
Photo © National Gugak Center, Seoul

 

Installation view of Shooting the Elephant 象 Thinking the Elephant, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea, 2015
Photo © Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art

 

Installation view of Family of Equivocations, Aubette 1928 and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Strasbourg, France, 2013
Photo: Mathieu Bertola, Musées de la Ville de Strasbourg



Sonicwear – Poncho, Nickel Plated #1
2013

Nickel plated bells, rings
82 x 60 cm

Courtesy of Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

Photo: Studio Haegue Yang

 

Sonicwear – Handcuff Short, Nickel Plated #1
2013

Nickel plated bells, rings, rubber cord
16 x 82 cm

Private collection, Strasbourg

Photo: Studio Haegue Yang

 

Sonicwear – Handcuff Short, Brass Plated #1
2013

Brass plated bells, rings, rubber cord
14 x 78 cm

Private collection, The Netherlands

Photo: Studio Haegue Yang

 

Sonicwear – Scarf with Mitten Ends, Nickel Plated #1
2013

Nickel plated bells, rings, rubber cord
12 x 213 cm

Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Studio Haegue Yang

 

Sonicwear – Scarf with Mitten Ends, Brass Plated #1
2013

Brass plated bells, rings, rubber cord
12 x 261 cm

Courtesy of the Artist

Photo: Studio Haegue Yang

 

Sonicwear – Scarf with Mitten Ends, Brass and Nickel Plated #1
2013

Brass plated bells, nickel-plated plated bells, metal rings, rubber cord

16 x 251 cm

Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Studio Haegue Yang

 

Sonicwear – Scarf with Mitten Ends Connected in the Front, Brass and Nickel Plated #1
2013

Brass plated bells, nickel-plated plated bells, metal rings, rubber cord
16 x 103 cm

Courtesy of the artist

 

Sonicwear – Scarf with Mitten Ends Crossed in the Back, Brass and Nickel Plated #1
2013

Brass plated bells, nickel-plated plated bells, metal rings, rubber cord
16 x 117 cm

Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Studio Haegue Yang

 

Sonicwear – Anklets, Nickel Plated #1
2013

Brass plated bells, nickel-plated plated bells, metal rings, rubber cord
2 pieces, each 14 x 13 x 13cm

Courtesy of Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

Photo: Studio Haegue Yang

 

Sonicwear – Anklets, Brass Plated #1
2013

Brass plated bells, nickel-plated plated bells, metal rings, rubber cord
2 pieces, each 14 x 13 x 13 cm

Courtesy of Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

Photo: Studio Haegue Yang

 

Sonicwear, a series of wearable sculptures made from bells, takes inspiration from the space in which the works were first displayed. Namely at Aubette 1928, a site of architectural heritage redesigned between 1926-28 by Sophie Taeuber-Arp (1889-1943) and two other artists.They did not insist on adhering to any particular genre but instead developed a variety of practices that span dance, sculpture, painting, craft, architecture, and education. Yang’s interests lies in the variety of cultural energies that motivated groups such as the avant-garde, Dada, De Stijl, and Monte Verità commune and in their artists’ attitudes as social engineers. In a similar sense, the Sonicwear series presents a set of sculptures that reflect different subjects, including physical perception, the materiality of sculpture and the plurality of culture. These objects―connected like sets of bracelets or anklets or in the shape of mittens―can tie together one’s extremities or connect two people by the arm; the bound body parts produce sound as they move separately or in unison. Thus through the connection between the body and the senses another pair of perceptual concepts―movement and resonance―emerges.

(Shooting the Elephant 象Thinking the Elephant, exhibition catalogue, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea, 2015)


Exhibition history

Shooting the Elephant 象 Thinking the Elephant, Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea, 2015

Family of Equivocations, Museé du Strasbourg and l’Aubette, Strasbourg, France, 2013


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