The corean artist Jazoo Yang realized a participative work at Clos Barbizier, inviting people to leave their thumbprint on a white wall. More than 250 people participated, including neighbor, Besançon inhabitants and young migrants.
This work is a part of the serie “dots”, connected to a previous work started in Busan Korea, where she recovered walls of a traditional house meant to be destroyed by thumbprints of her own.
Bien Urbain 8
1 month: From 8th june to 8th july 2018
Site: Hôp Hop Hop (Besançon, FR)
Associate artist: Brad Downey (US)
16 guest artists : Christian Eisenberger (AUT), Julien Fargetton (FR), John Fekner (US), Somaticae (FR), Olivier Grossetête (FR), Deana Kolenčiková (CZ), Cie La Méandre (FR), Jérôme Fino (FR), Igor Ponosov (RU), Yevgen Samborsky (UKR), Santiago Sierra (ES), Helmut Smits (NL), Brad Troemel (US), Vladimir Turner (CZ), Jazoo Yang (KOR), Brad Downey (US)
Born in 1979 in South Korea, Jazoo Yang lives and works in Berlin. She is interested in the evolution of cities and the nostalgic poetry that emerges from working-class neighborhoods demolished at high speed to make way for huge apartment buildings or offices. For this series, she went through the lanes and condemned houses of Busan in Korea to take scraps of it: cracked paint, mattress foam, mosquito net, peeled off wallpaper, plastics… She then arranges them like abstract collages, frozen by a transparent resin revealing the materials and their fragility.