Thursday 2 May 2019, 7.30pm
Great double-header from London-based artists Jessica Hyun Jin Kim and Li Yilei.
Jessica Hyunjin Kim (b.1994, U.S.A), is a South Korean multi-media artist currently based in London. Often using traditional materials, she explores the relationship and limitations of existence in space and the presence of in between-ness, that which often fails or collapses clear identification of both subject and object. She refers to ‘blurred existence’, but that is still real and regarded as an other.
One of her most recent project is a series entitled, <SPACE MUSIC>, which was composed to add movement of the body in order to play gaps and distance in between notes.
LI YILEI (b. China) is a conceptual artist working primarily with sound, performance and installation.
As a gender non-conforming individual with Aspergers, the experience fluctuates between chaos and sometimes painful stillness, reflecting various conditions of being.
Journeying from a fine art background to a place of greater fulfilment via musical composition and performance, their body of work is plagued with the polarity of minimalist subtle moments that are translated into abstract sonic languages.
Li’s works are manifestations of an inquiry into tropes of phenomena, existence, power dynamics, and the politics of sound and listening.
Constantly examines the discriminatory perception of the world’s phenomena in its subtlest terms, exploring the inaudible and diaspora body, as well as the practice of non- hierarchical listening.
Li often creates quasi instrumental sculptures, using obscure instruments and field recordings, improvising with sampler and daily objects. Li’s musical work ranges from cinematic atmospheric music to noise.
Li releasesed her debut album Unabled Form on LTR Records in 2020.