ISCP TalkFebruary 21, 2012
Salon: Eun Hyung Kim & Ellie Rees
Eun Hyung Kim will discuss his most recent project, Opera Box. Since 2009, Kim has attended close to 30 opera performances at the Metropolitan Opera House. During his residency at ISCP, he started to interpret these performances in the form of graphite pattern drawings and sculptures. Because operas are often related to other genres of art such as literature, theater, dance, art history, and architecture, the process of dismantling operas into visual elements is natural. For this project, Kim is creating sculptural drawings about opera storylines, characters, costumes, and stage sets through his own interpretations.
Ellie Rees’ performance-based video work addresses representations of women in popular and high culture. Rees will discuss her time spent during residency at ISCP and in particular, meditations on motherhood. Her current interest lies in the dichotomy for many women between professional careers and parenting, and in the case of the artist, creative pursuits and the role of the mother. Informed by social perceptions, historical accounts and anecdotal experiences, the talk will be a loose stream of consciousness on ideas around motherhood. Rees will discuss her attempts at a playful, funny, feminist, and political approach to the subject.