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 is a London-based conceptual artist who works in the fields of sound art and performance art.
Spanning across sound, performance, multi-media installations and moving image, LI YILEI’s works are developed through a primarily conceptual basis. The works are the manifestation of an inquiry into tropes of phenomena, existence, power dynamics, and the politics of sound and listening. LI YILEI constantly examines the discriminatory perception of the world’s phenomena in its subtlest terms. Characterised by a replete of poeticism, lines are drawn across these seemingly disparate thoughts through a minimalistic approach.
In LI’s recent EP release "0:00", LI uses found planetary sounds (Radio Signals from Venus, Uranus, Neptune, Mars & Saturn) to accompany the live performance of synthesisers and guitars to the back drop of terrestrial field recordings.
As an experimentalist in the field of music, LI YILEI often creates quasi instrumental sculptures, further integrating sound art into fine art, blurring its boundaries. Using obscure instruments and field recordings, the sound works are carefully designed and produced, ranging from cinematic atmospheric music to noise.