SMSM, The Power of Color, Ansan: Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art / Seoul: Specter Press, 2009. Offset printing, paperback binding, page size 180 x 240 mm, 144 pp. Published in conjunction with a public art project of the same name, organized by Gyeonggi Museum of Modern Art as its Handspan Gallery Project and presented at the Danwon Health Center, Ansan.
With essays by Kim Hong-hee, Lim Geun-jun, and Yeo Kyung-hwan.
This book was made as part of the first realized work of the collective SMSM: Sasa, Park MeeNa Park, Sulki and Min. The Health Center Project, which was inspired by the color therapy theory of Dr. Morton Walker, is documented in the first section of the book. The rest is made simply of different kinds of colored paper, with no information except brief quotations from Dr. Walker’s The Power of Color (1991) on the alleged physiological effects of each color. The reader may choose a color right for her or his own conditions and hope to get better by simply staring at the pages.
ISBN 978-89-93061-18-5 03650
Text in English and Korean
Not for sale
The cover pays homage to both the unbeatable design of Dr. Walker’s book and Pink Floyd’s album The Dark Side of the Moon (1973).