Soomeen Kim focuses on revealing discarded, forgotten, inconspicuous construction objects. Her practice has an element of ritual, the daily pilgrimage to collect remnants of an over powering industry, the daily treatment of these objects to retain history and reveal a new story. In her attempt, Forgotten Materials becomes an archive of an historic site. These found fragments, embed in nostalgia, are monuments for transforming cities. Between them, between this diversity, they have come to tease the pathetic. It is perhaps an attempt to defend the experience of emotion, above any profound narrative.
The Scene of Forgotten Materials, 2014, variable size, photography
Forgotten Materials_Series1, 2014, 26.5 x 52 cm, installation
Forgotten Materials_Series2, 2014, 24x38.5cm/26.5x53cm, installation (Vitrine Gallery, London)
Installation View (Vitrine Gallery, London)
Forgotten Materials_Series2, 2014, 123 x 103 x 134 cm, installation (Vitrine Gallery, London)