Photographer KIM Youngsam was diagnosed as hearing impairment level 2 at the age of 2. Thanks to his mother’s care and encouragement, he graduated from high school and majored in art photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has since been creating various photographs, travelling around the world. From 2005 to now, he has taken photographs of disabled children and volunteers, and has held an exhibition to display them every year. In The Connection of Senses, he presents the zeitgeist of cities that he captured through his camera lenses, focusing on changes in people’s daily lives caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
KIM Jeesoo is a photographer who holds a unique sensibility and an extraordinary sense of smell. Paying attention to relationships between an individual and society, society and ecology, and nature and civilization that are hidden in the circulation structure of today’s world, she collects fragrances of the times in search of their unsolved connections. For this exhibition, she has gathered fragrances of the over 100-year-old Daeheungdogng Cathedral in the city of Daejeon, following the flow of its holy light and air. You will be able to commune with the 100-year-old cathedral with the scent of its time and space in the exhibition.
NOH Sanghee focuses on various phenomena occurring in daily life, and explores and contemplates how those phenomena affect humanity. Currently, humans are restricted in movement and circumscribed in relating to each other by the COVID-19 pandemic. In the exhibition, The Connection of Senses, NOH displays works that ask about the 'senses' changed by the pandemic―where she fills the exhibition hall with the sound of footsteps on the sand, and presents works of light that is projected through thin threads.
CHOI Hee studied at Academi Europenne De Coporel (A.E.C) in Paris, and Inforemation Professionel Acteur (I.P.A) in France, and founded physical theater company 'Gestus' while working in France. In order to explore a new body language, she came back to Korea and restarted with ‘Mime Contemporary Physical Theatre, Gestus’ in the spring of 2004. CHOI is exploring various languages of movement, and creating, researching, and developing theatrical expressions of the body, based on elements of contemporary mime that emphasize contemporary flow and individual autonomy.