Decorative Information, 2013. Felt, laser cutting, dimensions variable. Exhibited in No Mountain High Enough, curated by Hyun Seewon, Audio Visual Pavilion, 28 November 2013–25 January 2014.
Each participating artist in the inaugural exhibition of Audio Visual Pavilion was asked to reflect on the meaning of Inwangsan mountain, which has traditionally had much influence on the cultural and spiritual lives of the people of Seoul. As we have no interest in mountains and any related activities — physical or spiritual — we have always regarded Inwangsan as no more than an element of the city’s scenery.
The machine-crafted felt pieces, cut along the contour lines of Inwangsan, were meant to work as decorative elements, much like how the mountain works for us in our everyday life. It is a pure accident that the resulting ornaments, with their colorful strips, recall the banners around traditional shrines to mountain deities.