4 years ago
Tapsamai
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Saturday Night - In Sook Kim
Time and again, we read shocking newspaper reports about people who have lain dead in their homes for months, or even years, without any of their neighbors taking notice of them. These events are symptomatic of the increasing isolation of human beings—and not just senior citizens—in our society. In large cities, the risk of falling into complete anonymity is particularly acute. In her works, In Sook Kim (*1969 in Pusan, South Korea) examines how people confront the threat of isolation. Her elaborate, psychologically persuasive settings show how we use television, computers, sex, alcohol, psychotropics, or illegal drugs in our futile attempts to fill the agonizing void, to drown out the terrible silence and painful awareness of our loneliness. Kim’s grandiose work, Saturday Night, condenses all of these escapes into one image; the illuminated windows of a high-rise provide an unobstructed view into the abyss of human existence
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I absolutely love this @Tapsamai I could look at these again and again. I love the deep meaning behind and how she is able to bring that through in her work.
4 years ago·Reply
tell me more @yinofyang what did you see in this work? :) Deep meaning isnt it ?
4 years ago·Reply
@Tapsamai Her work is utterly gripping and truly stirs some sadness in me. We've all experienced loneliness at one time or another, maybe more so than other people. Her works embody what I think is a sense of profound loneliness, the kind that is so deep, so dark, that even happiness cannot penetrate it. It feels like there is a despair that is ever apparent in each "window." I also feel that it does accurately reflect in a way, how our society is today. I'm not saying that everyone is like this or that people are bad and don't care for one another...but there does seem to be a disconnect sometimes, a lack of empathy for others who are not part of "our world." And that is what I think she shows so well, the people who feel that no one cares, that they're alone in this heavily populated world.
4 years ago·Reply