Miyoung Kim

Miyoung Kim is based in London and South Korea. Focusing on photography installation, video and sculpture, she explores the relationship between memories and materiality, questioning the effect that time has on creation and demolition, referencing Proust’s theory.

This can be seen in Kim’s installation Daboh Tower: Memory’s Shadow, as she elaborates: “The shifting and unstable borders between memories are expressed with geometry and through loss as part of my own experience.

Daboh Tower, one of the most famous towers in South Korea, contains small crystals sometimes found amongst cremated remains of monks and installed as a memorial to their spirits. I found old photographs in my grandmother’s bag after her death and folded them, inspired by the Daboh Tower, imagining many stories untold and unfolding.

Works within my grey installation can be read paradoxically: representations of memory’s shadow have been constructed whilst at the same time they are carefully deconstructed, unfolding in time”.

Images from the Daboh Tower: Memory’s Shadow installation:
Installation view.
Memory’s Taste.
The Body Triangle.
Memorial Tower.

Works from the In-between Two Triangles installation:
Installation view.
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