Seungwon Jung

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Space can be found in the most concrete of objects - but there is also intangible space, gaps in our own cognitive processes ; memory distortions often mislead our own beliefs of the past, and our understanding of the pathways in the human brain is still incomplete. 

“Time Grid” is part of Jung’s ongoing exploration of how people perceive time and past in the context of space. Using the compositional logic of the grid as a template for investigations of time and space, Jung explores the gaps in our existence, memory and consciousness.



Jung’s project is part of an ongoing exploration of how people perceive time and past in the context of space. She works with fragmented photographic images printed on fabrics, destructs them by removing the threads and then stitches them back, collecting the fragments layer by layer. Through the creation of empty space and accumulation, she considers the gaps in existence, memory and consciousness. The pulled-out threads embody both the process of forgetting as well as the imperfect form of retained memories. By stitching back the extracted strands, reminiscences gather to reconstruct a storage of oblivion full of memories. Jung’s process highlights the omissions in our knowledge, but also the ways their remaining traces can unconsciously influence how we shape the past.