대한연향, Installation, Seoul, Korea, 2019 0/0
‘Daehan Yeonhyang’ was commissioned by National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art(MMCA)
대한연향, Installation, Seoul, Korea, 2019 0/0
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대한연향, Installation, Seoul, Korea, 2019
‘Daehan Yeonhyang’ was commissioned by National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art(MMCA)
ENG
Deoksugung Palace was the stage for major events during the political chaos towards the end of Emperor Gojong's reign, and is a historical site for heartbreaking historical events and memories. Deoksugung’s unique locality brings together the past and the present, and the east and the west; unlike other palaces that are located at the foot of mountains, Deoksugung is located in the city center amidst skyscrapers, and traditional wooden buildings and western stone buildings coexist inside.

Eight-fold Folding Screen of Royal Banquet in the Imin Year during Emperor Gojong’s Reign depicts the scenes from the last palatial feast of the Joseon dynasty in 1902 that celebrated the 51st birthday(mangyooksoon) and the 40th anniversary of the accession of Emperor Gojong. This yeonhyang (royal banquet) during the time when the future of the country was uncertain would have evoked grief and disheartenment rather than jubilation. Daehan Yeonhyang elevates the grief suffused in the memory of this yeonhyang into an elation. Daehan Yeonhyang, a medium for yet another collision, hopes to bring healing through joy to the last
yeonhyang that is sure to have been weighed with sadness.

Daehan Yeonhyang is a series of installation of dichroic films hanging from metal structures in the form reminiscent of Korean traditional sun shades, such as maninsan. It is positioned on the pavement stones of the front yard of Junghwajeon Hall, a symbolic space used for important national ceremonies in the past. Dichoric film is a material that has mirror-effect and transparency at the same time, reflecting light and projecting rainbow colors on the pavement stones. Hanging from the metal structures, the films play with wind to scatter light and cast ornate shadows that resembles a dance. Each moment creates the scenery anew through the endless turns of reflection and projection from the collision of light and wind. The visitors are in this way propelled to constantly look around the ever-changing surroundings, and in turn reflect on the historical meaning of the site.


'ARCHITECTURE & HERITAGE : UNEARTHING FUTURE' Exhibition

exhibition period
Sep 5, 2019 ~ Apr 5, 2020

exhibition place
Deoksugung Palace, Seoul
artist
Sojung Lee & Sangjoon Kwak

design team
Jehyeok Lee, Dabee Han, Hwanjong Yeo, Eunhwa Baek

structure consultant
TEOKUJO

lignting consultant
NEWLITE

production installation
Joyeong Industry Co. Ltd.
Acpia Acrylic
Deoksugung Palace was the stage for major events during the political chaos towards the end of Emperor Gojong's reign, and is a historical site for heartbreaking historical events and memories. Deoksugung’s unique locality brings together the past and the present, and the east and the west; unlike other palaces that are located at the foot of mountains, Deoksugung is located in the city center amidst skyscrapers, and traditional wooden buildings and western stone buildings coexist inside.

Eight-fold Folding Screen of Royal Banquet in the Imin Year during Emperor Gojong’s Reign depicts the scenes from the last palatial feast of the Joseon dynasty in 1902 that celebrated the 51st birthday(mangyooksoon) and the 40th anniversary of the accession of Emperor Gojong. This yeonhyang (royal banquet) during the time when the future of the country was uncertain would have evoked grief and disheartenment rather than jubilation. Daehan Yeonhyang elevates the grief suffused in the memory of this yeonhyang into an elation. Daehan Yeonhyang, a medium for yet another collision, hopes to bring healing through joy to the last
yeonhyang that is sure to have been weighed with sadness.

Daehan Yeonhyang is a series of installation of dichroic films hanging from metal structures in the form reminiscent of Korean traditional sun shades, such as maninsan. It is positioned on the pavement stones of the front yard of Junghwajeon Hall, a symbolic space used for important national ceremonies in the past. Dichoric film is a material that has mirror-effect and transparency at the same time, reflecting light and projecting rainbow colors on the pavement stones. Hanging from the metal structures, the films play with wind to scatter light and cast ornate shadows that resembles a dance. Each moment creates the scenery anew through the endless turns of reflection and projection from the collision of light and wind. The visitors are in this way propelled to constantly look around the ever-changing surroundings, and in turn reflect on the historical meaning of the site.


'ARCHITECTURE & HERITAGE : UNEARTHING FUTURE' Exhibition

exhibition period
Sep 5, 2019 ~ Apr 5, 2020

exhibition place
Deoksugung Palace, Seoul
ENG
artist
Sojung Lee & Sangjoon Kwak

design team
Jehyeok Lee, Dabee Han, Hwanjong Yeo, Eunhwa Baek

structure consultant
TEOKUJO

lignting consultant
NEWLITE

production installation
Joyeong Industry Co. Ltd.
Acpia Acrylic