Photos by Kim Kyoungtae
Pritt PaintBall Classic Colour Set, Affected by Exercise in Modern Construction, Part 5 (2012), commissioned for the Henkel InnoArt Project Bond the Moment, curated by Suh Jinsuk (Alt Space Loop, Seoul, 28 October–19 February 2012). Masking tape and self-adhesive vinyl, dimensions undefined.
The works in the exhibition Bond the Moment, including this one, are a study of yet-to-be-found formal structures, chance affections, and recursive relations. The starting point was an accidental discovery that the concrete tie rod holes on the walls of the exhibition space match in diameter the cap of a Pritt PaintBall Classic Colour marker. The forms were achieved by a questionable mathematical algorithm involving the suspected product identification numbers on the PaintBall products, which related the colors and dimensions derived from the PaintBall to the existing conditions of the gallery space — the number of the concrete tie rod holes and coordinates, screws on a wall inherited from some previous exhibitions. The four pieces in the show are systematically linked together by the alternatively absent and present elements, thereby affecting each other’s respective outcomes.