The Quest of childhood memory

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Title: The Quest of childhood memory
Author: Yang, So Yeon
Abstract: An articulation of my experience is found in my artworks. The works are confessional because their themes are based on my autobiographical traces. Each piece of artwork represents a personal situational narrative in itself. The creation of life size underwear and outfits in plastic - the whimsical, transparent, and glittery images of cutout silhouettes depict hidden desire as well as nostalgia. Because dresses possess distinctive nuances such as activeness, fantasy, and intimacy, I will research a variety of styles along with different poses and gestures to explore their expressions. By interpretation and analysis of the object - the artwork produced, I will first attempt to reveal the difficulties of exposing our desires and passions in society due to preconceptions others have about us. My cutouts of objects represent various emotions such as eagerness, expectation, anxiety as well as solitude of isolation. Through the creation of an environment, a playground-like space where audiences discover the link of forgotten memories within the context of the artwork, every single piece is to be hung from the ceiling of the gallery as an installation so that audiences are able to interact within them in a playful atmosphere.
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Date: 2009-07

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