Conversation: Jin Dallae

Under the title 안녕, 안녕 [Annyeong, annyeong], the public presentation of South Korean artist Jin Dallae takes shape around a meditation upon the Korean greeting phrase <안녕> Annyeong -- Hi, in English. 안녕 Annyeong is also the word used to say goodbye. In the words of the artist, "there is a time and a space between 안녕 and 안녕". In this interval, Jin explores the meaning of this phrase as the trigger of communication. She reflects on her past work, considered as an archive project of 안녕 : breaking the rules, respecting the rules, the world of rules. During the Q&A period, Jin invites the audience to an open heart exchange on a few themes borrowed from American poet C. K. Williams: "My ignorant, arrogant coarseness, my secret pride, my turning away".

Jin's work, mainly conducted in duo with artist and designer Park Woohyuk, questions the codes and rules that govern society and our behaviour. Her work takes form of either immersive installations that mobilize video, choreography and scenographic sculptures, or newspapers and everyday artifacts, which operate as an open archive of her artistic research. From typographic design to the hijacking of found objects, Jin focuses on translating incompatible languages, questioning the meaning of signs and articulating bodies and symbols by telescoping human and monumental scales.

The event is held in English and in Korean. Whispered translation into French on request.