In Between Presence and Absence, 2
2018, Handmade paper casting using discarded paper
I have cast containers (vessels) that I have found in my daily life to allow for the visualization of the invisibles — the emptiness in the visual world. I cast not the physical containers, but the essence of their true being, which is their emptiness. The physical bottle no longer resides in the finished cast, but the presence of its absence remains in the cast. Installing each piece is filling up the space with all of visualized emptiness. Through the irony of my working process, visualizing non-visuals, I question this non-describable concept—the continual parallels of presence and absence, their inseparability.
Photos by YongHo Bae, Hana Rorchild