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CLIMATONIC : Floating Landscape
February 3, 2022
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until April 15, 2022
21.01.2022 – 15.04.2022
Tue – Sat, 2pm-6pm
Opening: 21.01.2022, 6pm
It was her own earthquake experience, in Athens in 2013, that led Jeongmoon Choi to engage artistically with the doctrine of the construction of the earth’s crust, tectonics.
Choi has also devoted herself to this theme for her exhibition at KANG Contemporary. The artist has not only developed a new installation, but has also created a new term: The portmanteau word “Climatonic,” which Choi composed from the English-language terms for “climate” and “tectonics,” names the largely still unnoticed phenomenon of the influence of plate tectonic processes on the climate, through continental drift.
Choi’s exhibition “Climatonic: Floating Landscape” makes these earth and climate
movements visually and physically tangible, so that one can trace them with
one’s own body: the light installation “Floating Landscape,” which
consists of many colored, elastic threads and traverses the room, imagines and
symbolizes the shifts of the earth’s plates in a wave-like manner, similar to a
vector graphic. The work is based on scientific records of seismic movements
near Japan – the group of islands neighboring Korea, where three earth plates
By using UV rays as the source of the light that makes the accurately stretched threads visually stand out even in the dark, Choi, who originally comes from a painting
background, treads the borderline between spatial drawing and light art. What
emerges are sensual effects between two-dimensional recording and its
In addition to “Floating Landscape”, which also radiates out into the urban space through the gallery’s window front and, especially at dusk and in darkness, also develops its own effect from the outside, Jeongmoon Choi shows a number of works in the upper area of KANG Contemporary, some of which seem two-dimensional at first glance: Here, for example, we are dealing with tectonic impacts drawn as notations or wall objects in which strictly vertically arranged threads in the form of obviously overloaded barcodes tell of the (in)legibility of human memories of natural disasters.