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Our Contemporaries - Mookyoung Shin (South Korea)

Image: Kim Sunsoo
Image: Kim Sunsoo
 
 European Premiere
Fri 9 - Sun 18 November 12 noon - 8pm
Closed Mondays
 
Hundreds of giant, skeletal, kinetic ‘fingers’ surround you, determinedly tapping on individual desks. As the ‘fingers’ grow more impatient, the sense of tension builds, climaxing in a mind-blowing cacophony of sound.
 
Korean artist Mookyoung Shin has created Our Contemporaries in response to a growing sense of the repetitive nature of everyday life. This eerie and disquieting piece poses metaphysical questions about the dreams and ideals of individuals, living increasingly constrained and monotonous lives in a modern society.
 
Mookyoung Shin studied sculpture at Dong-Ah University and is a noted sculptor in the Busan area. He has had four solo exhibitions since 1998 and exhibited in many group exhibitions including The Busan Biennale Awards; the 2001 5th Galerie BHAK Contest of Young & Remarkable Artist (Seoul, South Korea); and the 1998 ACAVA98, The First Base Award, ACAVA (London, UK).
 
About Sonica 2012
A ten day international celebration of world-class sonic art and music to ravish the senses. Sonica is delighted to present seven incredible works, exploring the potential of sonic art through music, visual art, opera, film, theatre and new media.
 
Produced by Cryptic in association with hcmf//. Full Glasgow-wide programme available at www.sonic-a.co.uk . Sonica is supported by Creative Scotland, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Glasgow City Council, The National Lottery Fund through Creative Scotland, The PRS Foundation for Music & Glasgow Life.  Part of The Year of Creative Scotland 2012.