Sonicwear – Gold Conical Hands

Powder-coated stainless steel frames, powder-coated mesh, PVD-coated stainless steel bells, split rings

2 parts, each 25 x 29 x 29 cm

Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Rita Nazareno and Yasushi Ichikawa



Sonicwear – Sonic Black Fishnet Stockings #1

Fishnet stockings, brass plated bells, nylon thread

60 x 25 x 1 cm

Courtesy of artist and Städelschule, Frankfurt am Main

Photo: Studio Haegue Yang


Sonicwear – Quasi-Pagan X

Synthethic leather, synthethic fur, bias tape, thread, cowbells, metal rings

180 x 80 cm, 7 kg

Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Studio Haegue Yang


Sonicwear – Jester Tail Poncho

Nickel plated bells, metal rings

130 x 150 cm, 14.6 kg

Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Studio Haegue Yang


Sonicwear – Vest, Copper and Nickel Plated #1

Copper plated bells, nickel plated bells, metal rings

168 x 30 cm, 2.4 kg

Courtesy of the artist

Photo: Studio Haegue Yang


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


Sonicwear – Poncho, Nickel Plated

Nickel plated bells, rings

82 x 60 cm

Courtesy of Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

Photo: Studio Haegue Yang


Sonicwear – Scarf with Mitten Ends, Brass Plated

Brass plated bells, rings, rubber cord

12 x 261 cm

Courtesy of the Artist

Photo: Studio Haegue Yang


Sonicwear – Anklets, Nickel Plated #1

Nickel plated bells, metal rings, elastic cord

2 parts, each 14 x 13 x 13 cm, 0.75 kg

Courtesy of Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris

Photo: Studio Haegue Yang


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, 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 1926-8 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 Sonicwears 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.


Exhibition history

Drum Listens to Heart, CCA Wattis Institute, San Francisco, USA, 2023

Okayama Art Summit: Do We Dream Under the Same Sky, 2022

ETA 1994-2018, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany, 2018

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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