May 5th 2019

“Passing hours, space in between: I am breathing your air” is an installation series Yoonshin has been on since 2017. The installation features one or more self-breathing pillow(s) positioned on the floor. The pillow is made of sheer handmade paper and equipped with battery operated motor which allows each pillow to simulate the breathing motion.

The installation is about being transient, temporary, and vulnerable and how time and space change individual beings’ experiences. How can the condition of “being transient” be defined? Is it measured completely by the length of time physically spent in an unfamiliar geographic location? If the transient begins to feel settled and comfortable does that result in stability, which can feel curiously unstable?

As a foreign transplant these questions about ‘sense of place’ arose during this project and are in the foreground of my experience, intellect and imagination.

Yoonshin Park is working with sculptural papers, artist books, and installation. Her main media concentration is pulp, paper and artist books. Her interest in comprehensive process of paper making and book binding caters her work to encompass various elements woven into complete objects. She received her M.A. and M.F.A. in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. She was born in Seoul, Korea and currently resides in Chicago, IL.

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