To Breathe of Kimsooja, a place of community contemplation

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2 April 2019

Korean artist Kimsooja has transformed the chapel of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park into "To Breathe", an immersive installation that plays with light.

Korean-born artist Kimsooja has been fascinating her audience for years with immersive installations that play with light and the forms of architecture. With her latest work, To Breathe, he has transformed the chapel of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park into a unique place of community contemplation. 

Her works come to life from the idea of “bottari“, which in South Korea is used to refer to bundles wrapped in colored fabrics, originally used to move objects from one place to another. The Korean artist made this idea of enclosing and incorporating objects together her own and extended it to places, large containers that hold people together.

So, to celebrate these spaces, Kimsooja makes them unique, halfway between dream and reality, playing with light and mirrors. In practice, a diffraction film has been applied to all the windows of the chapel of the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, while the floor has been completely covered with mirrors. The result is a place where you can immerse yourself deeply, body and soul and, accompanied by the sound of the artist’s breathing, become part of a larger work, that of the encounter with other lives. 

Kimsooja To Breath | Collater.al
Kimsooja To Breath | Collater.al
Kimsooja To Breath | Collater.al
Kimsooja To Breath | Collater.al
Kimsooja To Breath | Collater.al
Kimsooja To Breath | Collater.al
Kimsooja To Breath | Collater.al

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