Artist Statement

by Yumi Kori, 2010.05

I would like to create artistic methods to keep people’s eyes open to their surroundings. Unfortunately, we all so easily get used to our environment and lose our fresh impressions of the things around us, including towards architecture and the city. Once we lose a fresh viewpoint, we take things for granted and start living passively in a space. The power of architecture and the city are thus reduced and the space ceases speaking to us, and stops stimulating our creativity and imagination.

Temporary installations in public spaces or artistic interventions in existing buildings are ways to rekindle our awareness towards space and place. I have experimented with several methods to change people’s conventional ideas towards the spaces they occupy. Finally, I hope, I will find new effective ways of artistic intervention in our environment.

2010. 5. 1
Yumi Kori