Ivetta Sunyoung Kang

Artist in residency
From March 6 to April 2,
2019


DAÏMÔN is pleased to host artist Ivetta Sunyoung Kang for a four-week residency where she will be working on an exclusive project.
 
  
‘’ Of the Insular is an interdisciplinary project that attempts to summon an island called Maehaw-Do, located on the Southwestern Sea of South Korea. Having only 100 families residing, this ​6.67km² sized island is where my grandmother has been living and my father was born and raised on. This piece concentrates to awaken the liminality of fluidity and solid of moving image; as to juxtapose super 8mm footage presenting a placid landscape of the island on sculptural objects‘’
 
Ivetta Sunyoung Kang

 

 

 

Ivetta Sunyoung Kang is an artist working across films, videos, video installations, visual performances and expanded cinema, engaging in philosophical and phenomenological inquiries throughout these media. After pursuing a BFA in fiction films in South Korea, Kang continued to explore her interests in cinematic possibilities as a visual arts medium. She obtained her MFA with a Film Production Concentration at Concordia University in Montreal.
 
Kang looks at durational art forms, mostly within the platform of the moving-image, as tangible receptacles of the immaterial realm. Her films and videos have been shown internationally at various festivals and galleries, including in Korea, Canada, US, India, France, and Colombia. She was shortlisted for the 2016 Sylvie and Simon Blais Award for Emerging Visual Artists. She frequently collaborates with filmmakers and sound artists on site-specific audial-visual installation projects.