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© 2015 Jin-kang Park
Holding On

installation, mixed media (yarn, furniture, soil), 4ft x 4ft x 7ft

I am interested in abandoned urban spaces, where the constant development seems to have failed temporarily. Construction and nature coexist, creating a beauty easy to ignore. I wanted to embrace such ruins and the memory of the place with materials of character opposite to the concrete and steel left on site. In my project Holding On, I chose yarn, implying warm feelings, continuation and longevity. I built symbolic ruins with old furniture and construction materials on a patch of earth. I walked around them, tying them together with yarn, in a repetitive process that took time and patience and is pivotal to the project. I want to suggest this repeating, Sisyphean action as city life.

Kook Projects, New York, NY