Lee Ji Sun’s art life of research, ‘About the memory, first part’ 기억에 관한 첫 번째 이야기

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Images by Lee Ji Sun


Tamina(Ink on paper, 2012) – LEE Ji Sun

One comes back home at the moment when the sun sinks down. Steps without hesitation along the familiar path get slower and then stop. Number 52. Though the number on the building is not remarked actually, this must be home.

About the moment where the front door gets closer, the keys are already held in the hand to open the doors in their order and to let the one enter the house. It still smells light coffee aroma of this morning, and everything remains the same as before the one left. The one seen in the reflection of the mirror looks the same, but also a little different from the earlier time.


Tamina(Ink on paper, 2012) – LEE Ji Sun

The space where I now am doesn’t specifically stimulate my senses. There are no eye-catching figures or noisy sounds. However, each object that my eyes meet in this place recalls the moment where I encountered it at the first time, the day when I brought it home, and the strange or welcoming feelings I’ve had about it.

The place, built up and retained with old woods and stones years after years, holds the current of air. And it is composed together with uncountable traces of the past. The instant moment, unable to perceive, caresses here and there in the past and flows through the present. Time is fleeting endlessly leaving a wide range of hues of memory called by different names and it creates shapes of the world and of myself.


Tamina(Ink on paper, 2012) – LEE Ji Sun

Once entered into the eyes, the colors are layered one on the other and create the inner spectrum. Dots and strokes get off the scene after their gorgeous dancing stages. On the screen of the consciousness, clear faces disappear in smoke, a bud bursts into blossom or fades away.

The castle of thoughts of unknown structure is filled of a number of memory chambers that wouldn’t be counted or seen. In those chambers, documents without labels are piled up in various drawers, uncategorized and unnumbered. Like facing unexpected adventures on the way to the island of treasure only with an effaced map, the conscious wanders the dark winding corridors to search for a memory hidden deep and silent.


Tamina(Ink on paper, 2012) – LEE Ji Sun

A broken disc repeats the same part and a streaming video keeps loading. And there is the memory. A small lamp turns on in the dark room and the forgotten figure appears in front of the eyes. Someone’s childhood recovered with a bite of Madeleine cake leads the present body to a multidimensional consciousness stimulating all senses of it.

A nostalgic sentiment brought back by an unpleasant scent tints the heart in dim red and other movement is captured behind the current scene. Thus, a piece of memory floating to the surface of the ocean where everyday consciousness and unconsciousness lost their direction, points the present location and becomes the indication for the future.


Tamina(Ink on paper, 2012) – LEE Ji Sun

Once an image seen through double eyes rides a circuit of memory to take its own place somewhere in the body and mind and falls asleep. After a while, short or long, it wakes up at the temporal and spatial condition either needed or unexpected, and overlap the past and present.

Things which are seen and felt from outside meet those waiting for them in the body, inside, every moment. In the middle of endless meetings without any commitment, the one and its memory, stimulate each other, leaving their marks, crossing others and sculpturing the world full of memories.



SONY DSCContributor, Lee Ji Sun

Lee Ji Sun is a young Korean artist, who does activity in Paris, France. CultureM Magazine releases her art works images by drawing, writing, video, photograph in every month. http://artleejisun.com/

이지선은 프랑스 파리를 중심으로 유럽에서 활동하는 젊은 한국여성작가이다. 회화, 비디오, 사진, 글 등의 다양한 매체로 작품활동을 하고 있는 그녀의 이야기를 컬쳐엠이 소개한다. http://artleejisun.com/


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