Gegenräume, Sound Installation, 20 mins, 2020
A white duvet is hanging in the shape of a cylinder from the ceiling inside a space. Inside of this duvet, two speakers are hidden. This work is a collaborative artwork from Jeesoo Hong and Kihuun Park, suggesting the duvet as a familiar object in a new artistic situation and invite the visitors into an intimate experience.
Visitors can go inside this installation and hear the sound of various spaces inside different movies. The sound work, which is a sound-collage of ambient noises and background sounds from various movies, invites the visitors to a school, a love motel, a game room, a garden, a movie theater, and a prison inside the cylinder of the duvet.
Jeesoo Hong and Kihuun Park selected these urban spaces through the research of movies in different cultures in the concept of 'Heterotopia,' which is elaborated by Michel Foucault in 1966. These kinds of spaces have the functions of utopias, which realized in reality.
A duvet in bed reminds us of intimacy. It is also a place where people play, fall asleep, and visit different places in their dreams.