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Mee-Sun Kim Park

Keith Maxwell

Being: Now Here No Where 2018, 2017

Recently, I viewed a short film which was developed by NASA and was shot on the Voyager I spacecraft, approximately 640 million kilometres away from Earth. In this film, the Earth was but a mere tiny pale blue dot amongst a countless cosmos of stars. From this perspective, the Earth looked like a lowly speck of dust, floating within the universe. This film has given me the feeling of vanitas of human life, and simultaneously the simple state of being here and now, on Earth, which can be seen as an unbelievable miracle. 

After seeing the Pale Blue Dot, I felt contradictions with the anthropocentric view of being a master over nature, and as such I placed the precious nature of our true body in the centre of this installation

Comparing to this gigantic Blue Mountains, I have expressed beings as mere microorganisms similar to many hundreds of objects, which collectively seem as if they were born from mother nature / natural rock formations; which in turn display as if they were created, grinded and creased by time. Through this installation, I will try to express my experience of sublime nature, through the activities of making differences and repetition, comparing the gigantic and the vanitas, and harmonising the interdisciplinary acts between nature and beings.