Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Jejudo Installation Art Festival (JIAF) 2006

I was invited to take part in the annual Jeju Island
International Installation Art Festival which opened on August 5, 2006. The site for the festival was a public park located in the sports stadium complex in Jeju City.

I made 2 installations for the festival, both using trees in the park as support.

The first installation
is called"Raintrees",

and the second is "Dreamweaver".

The materials used for "Dreamweaver" were sticky tape and plastic foodwrap, plus a few fallen leaves and a birdsnest I found on the grass beneath the trees. I wanted to make a really ephemeral looking piece to express the idea of images in the mind's eye.

In effect I was drawing or weaving with the plastic wrap on a background of sticky tape, and the shadows made by the afternoon sun added a third dimension to the work.

"Images constantly flow and change - a bird, a cloud, the wind, a fish are all connected. Dreams and reality are all the same in the mind's eye."

In "Raintrees" -

I wanted to express the feeling

of the heavy, cool raindrops

of the summer monsoon season.

Materials: Plastic, air and water

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