Interview: Jeongsoo Lim
Luca Curci talks with Jeongsoo Lim during ANIMA MUNDI FESTIVAL 2019 – VISIONS at Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi.
Born in 1988 in Seoul, Korea. Lim studied at the Korea National University of Arts, graduating with a BFA in 2014. Then Lim completed my masters at Korea National University of Arts, Visual arts. Jeongsoo She have participated in diverse residency program and group exhibition, which example is 2019 Kunstort ELEVEN (Germany), 2018 NCCA Art Residence Kronstadt (Saint-Petersburg, Russia), 2017 ARE (Netherlands), 2017 Traversing Boundaries (New York), and 2016 Bitamine Faktoria (Spain). Nowadays, she living and working at Prague of Czech republic to concentrate on video and stage art.
Luca Curci – What are you currently working on?
Jeongsoo Lim – I have been attentive to the recombined balance with both two and three dimensional imagery and sculptural elements incorporating surface and shape. I enjoy researching musical analogies words like rhythm, harmony, counterpoint, and dissonance. and I’m interested in demonstrate themselves to the description of what patterns do visually in space.
LC – What’s your background? What is the experience that has influenced your work the most?
JL – My primary interest is the space I am live in now, that is why and how I am live in this space with what structure like shape, form, size, color and pattern etc.. Especially, the contemporary space as commercial-industrial environments in these life is main subject of my art research. I considered the state as the landscape have the power of the present age, because the scene make me agonize about the elements outside of art, like politics, economy, society, culture, history.
LC – Do visitors’ suggestions enrich yourself and your art?
JL – Whenever I have an exhibition, I used to observe how people react and think about my work. Suggestion and opinions of visitor would be always thankful perspective.
LC – Did your style change over the years? In which way?
JL – I have been experimenting with a variety of media covering the same topic for a long time.
Each structure and space had belonged to particular worlds of their own before they were picked up by the artists.I’m interested in choosing materials that are in their place and using them as a medium for sculpture, performance, and video.
LC – Which art themes do you pursue? What is your preferred subject, if there is any?
JL – I think of art as a way of realizing a reality, not a cultural experience. I’d like to try combined with various kinds of materials such as video, light, and sculpture. I will try to make up movement of body combine each unit.
LC – In which way the artwork presented in our exhibition is connected with the festival’s theme?
JL – The work I participated in was made up of several materials such as performances, stage art and video. Since this festival deals with different media at the same time, I thought that this characteristic was suitable for the theme of the festival.
LC – What do you think about the concept of this festival? In which way did it inspire you?
JL – When I entered the gallery, Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi and THE ROOM Contemporary Art Space, I’d got tremendous energy from many works of art. Although I don’t know all artists participating in ANIMA MUNDI in Venice, It seems that various media come together in one place to create diversity. Especially, the unique place of “Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi” was a great pleasure for me.
LC – What is your idea about ITSLIQUID GROUP?
JL – I could see a lots of impressive art works in a wide range. The biggest advantage of ITSLIQUID GROUP is watch different kinds of work such as paintings, sculptures, and video, and even activate performance.
LC – What do you think about the organization of our event?
JL – I think it is good idea for each artist come from many countries to have an exhibition together in one place where is an important art space in art history. Therefore ANIMA MUNDI will be memorable time for me for a long time.
LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
JL – Although it was great experience for represent for me.