Seung-Hwan Oh works and lives in Seoul, where he was born and raised until moving to New York where he studied film and photography at CUNY Hunter College. His work and practice stem from his interest and approach toward other disciplinary thoughts and ideas, from philosophy to sciences. His most recent work, exhibited at Zaha Museum, was inspired by the notion of the first advent of vision in life on earth, and his current work focuses on implementing microbial growth on film as a means to explore the impermanence of matter as well as the material limitations of photography.
I may have taught this spider to knit. I was finishing the last 20 rows at the park, when this little spider wandered over to me, It climbed up my knitting bag, and walked all up and down the piece, then climbed onto my hand and watched me for a couple rows. After the second row it started waving it’s front four legs as if to get my attention. Once I was looking at it, it started pulling silk from its spinneret, and fiddling with it. I don’t know if it was knitting or purling as it was quite small scale, but every few seconds it would stop and look up at me to see if I was still watching. After a little bit I moved it to one of the vines overhanging the archway I was sitting in, and it went about its business. This wasn’t the only unusual thing that happened at the park today, but it was the most unusual.
Maybe it thought you were a spider
I’m gonna level with you that’s the fucking cutest shit I have ever fucking heard of okay I want a little spider that knits not sits menacingly above my bed at night threatening to fall into my mouth.
Constant wrapping of pillars of a conventional historic roof construction with a transparent adhesive tape results in a complex, amorphous surface through the process reminiscent of growing of organic forms. The idea originates in a set design concept for a dance performance in which the form evolves from the movement of the dancers between the pillars. The dancers are stretching the tape while they move so the resulting shape is a (tape) recording of the choreography. One dimensional line evolves into surface that forms organic shape of extraordinary strength. The entrance of the audience inside the volume transforms the sculpture into architecture.
Adrian Koh. A collaborative art installation by Dream Interiors x Elixr.
Inspired largely by Cappellini’s colourful and playful approach to design, one is invited to explore and dream colourfully.
Each origami butterfly in the circular path represents a dream in various stages - the emergence of an idea to the idea being in transit and then taking flight. Every butterfly has its own character and destination, but when flying together, new dreams are created and celebrated.
The use of translucent paper allows light to pass through the wings of the origami butterflies, thus creating a beautiful weave of colours against Dream Interiors’ stark white furniture collection.