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Temper Clay: A Conversation with Sung Hwan Kim and David Michael Digregrio
January 30, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pmFree
TRADES A.i.R. in partnership with U.H. Mānoa Department of Art and Art History is pleased to invite you to join us on Thursday January 30th from 10:30 – 11:45 a.m. at ART 101 for a screening and conversation with current (and extended) Artist in Residence, Sung Hwan Kim and his collaborative partner David Michael DiGregorio. Please join us to view his 2012 piece, Temper Clay. Many thanks to Jaimey Hamilton Faris.
“The spaces explored within [Temper Clay 2012] were specifically Kim’s childhood home in the Hyundai Apartments in Seoul and the vacation house where his parents had hoped to retire. The video was narrated by Kim’s nanny, focusing on her labour as a carer in this domestic environment. But it also explored his experience of being a child in the flats and the holiday home, inviting performers to recreate child-like actions including running in, out and around the surrounding woods. This action was overlaid by quotations from Shakespeare’s King Lear on the idea of familial relationships, and the ownership of space and property. For Kim, Temper Clay, was partially an exploration of his family’s connection to the two spaces, but also a reclamation of his forgotten childhood experiences.“
—Acatia Finbow, ‘Sung Hwan Kim, Dog Video 2006, From The Commanding Heights… 2007, Washing Brain and Corn 2010, Temper Clay 2012’, case study, Performance At Tate: Into the Space of Art, Tate Research Publication, 2016.