young min moon

Untitled, wood, fluorescent light & vinyl, 8” x 49”x 9", 2007

Untitled, wood, fluorescent light & vinyl, 8” x 49”x 9", 2007

Untitled, wood, fluorescent light & vinyl, 8” x 49”x 9", 2007

at Oresman Gallery, Smith College, Northampton MA

Untitled (no name), vinyl on aluminum, 18" x 24", 2006

Untitled (artichoke), inkjet print, 22" x 24", 2006

speech morsels I

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In this work I explore the poetic and political potential of language. I utilize

quotations of ‘found-poems’ in construction of images and objects in order to examine the

inextricable link between language and formation of subjectivity, and the possibility of

heterolingual address across imagined geography of East and West.

Inspired by Asian American literature, such as Dictee by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, my work

examines the relationship between the act of enunciation and power. My work stems from my

reflection on the psychological space in which interstitial subjects inhabit.

By using the intangible means of light, translucency of watercolor, and fragmented

language, I evoke sense of loss, impossibility to fully retain our memories of loss, and

both necessity and insufficiency of language in the process of healing. Thus, my work is a

post-mortem reflection on time, disease (insofar as an inability to speak like a native

speaker could be considered a disease), memory and morbidity, and healing through

reflection.