Jin-Kyoung Huh

relay

Jin-Kyoung Huh
making of_big skyblue Berlin 2010

relay 01 berlin 2010
location: Scherer Street 9, Berlin

Goekhan Erdogan
self portrait, paper block

l.: Jin-Kyoung Huh
big skyblue Berlin 2010
period: 18 — 28 May 2010, daily at 08 a.m.
location: Schererstr. 9, Berlin

u.r.: Goekhan Erdogan
self portrait, paper block

r.b.: Jin-Kyoung Huh
small skyblue Frankfurt, 40 x 80 cm, 2010

A collaboration on the topic of 'Face and Landscape' with Frankfurt-based german artist Goekhan Erdogan, who works with the portrait and the concept of disintegration. A self-portrait by Goekhan Erdogan was installed alongside a mural by myself based on the current ‚skyblue Berlin' piece.

’skyblue Berlin' processes data from the sky over Berlin in the same way as its predecessor, 'skyblue Frankfurt 2010’. The tonal values generated through this process were applied to the wall in bands of color arranged in chronological order from left to right, starting 10 days before the exhibition opened to the public and carrying on this process until the last day of the show.

The third part of the installation consisted of a small painting mounted outside of the main exhibition space, which had previously been made after observing the sky over Frankfurt am Main. Through the juxtaposition of the large mural with the small painting, the installation gained another time dimension. While the ongoing large wall piece stands for the current, changing situation, the other small one represents the conserved past in the form of a traditional painting on canvas.

After the exhibition had ended, the "sky-data" of Berlin was repainted onto a small canvas, which then became part of the next exhibition,
Satus at Spazio Morris in Milan, Italy. The 'RELAY' was hereby carried on.

Jin-Kyoung Huh: big skyblue Milan, Painting
Goekhan Erdogan: self portrait, paper block

u.l..: Jin-Kyoung Huh
small skyblue Berlin 2010

l.b.: Installation
Jin-Kyoung Huh: big skyblue Milan, Painting
Goekhan Erdogan: self portrait, paper block

r.: Jin-Kyoung Huh
big skyblue Milan — making of
period: 16 - 25 Oct. 2010, daily at 08 a.m.
location: via anelli angolo, via crivelli, Milan

The 'RELAY' installation at its next stop at Spazio Morris in Milan. At every relay-point, Goekhan Erdogan and I aim to find a form appropriate to the space, we look for ways in which the installation can merge with a specific location as well as connect with the exhibition program of each space hosting the 'RELAY'.

The exhibition space, Spazio Morris, was a family home from the 1950s to 1990s. It was later turned into an art venue by the daughter of the family, who kept most of the furniture and fixtures as they had been when the family was living there. All work shown here enters into a dialogue with the traces and artifacts of the family life that once took place here and which remain part of the setting.

The changing skies of Milan during the time of the exhibition were recorded on a long roll of canvas attached to the wall at one end and trailing onto the floor at the other end. Alongside this, a paper sculpture by Goekhan Erdogan, placed on a piece of furniture found in the flat as a plinth, was placed on the part of the canvas trailing onto the floor. The third part of the installation was made up of the painting resulting from the previous exhibition RELAY 01.

The 'sky-data' gathered in Milan during the exhibition was re-painted onto canvas after the end of the show, and became part of the next exhibition in the series.

l.: Jin-Kyoung Huh
big skyblue Frankfurt
period: 16 - 24 Sep. 2011, daily at 08 a.m.
location: Elbestr. 10, Frankfurt a. M.

r.: Jin-Kyoung Huh
small skyblue Milan, 70 x 80 cm, 2011

Goekhan Erdogan
self portrait, paper block
115 x 80 x 5 cm, 2011

After the exhibition in Milan, the 'RELAY' stopped over in Frankfurt. The location chosen for this is an artist-run 'off-space'.

We chose part of the exhibition space to host our installation that isn't usually the first choice for hanging works in. This niche consists to a large extent of an industrial lift and the walls surrounding this are uneven and rough. It is usually left unused in exhibitions taking place in this space. We found the dissonant aspect of this niche charming and in many ways characteristic of the location.

Goekhan Erdogan's portrait piece was installed on the lift floor with the lift doors left open. In the niche around the lift my 'skyblue' performative work was carried out over the course of the exhibition, resulting in a mural based on the data gleaned from the skies over Frankfurt. The 'skyblue' painting made after the mural / performance generated from sky-data in Milan was mounted outside of the niche in the main exhibition space.

After the exhibition the 'skyblue FFM' mural would be translated into a canvas painting which will become part of a future installation at the next stop of our RELAY.