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Archive of Mind, AGNSW, Sydney, Australia

Archive of Mind, AGNSW, Sydney, Australia

Making Worlds, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia


In occasion of Sydney Modern Project's inauguration, Archive of Mind is now on view at Art Gallery of New South Wales in Australia. With the artwork, Kimsooja invites visitors to collect a handful of clay, sit at the large work surface, and empty their minds of distraction; to sink into the experience of forming a ball of clay between the hands, rolling and wrapping it into itself like an infinite Bottari. The process transforms simple, everyday actions into moments of meditation and transcendence. As each sphere is completed, it is added to the table, forming an organic arrangement that holds the imprint of each maker. Archive of mind is accompanied by Unfolding Sphere, a subtle soundscape composed of two sounds: the artist gurgling water and clay balls being pressed, rolled and colliding with one another. At some moments it recalls a distant thunderstorm, at others, a burbling stream.


This presentation of Archive of Mind is supported by a grant from the Australia-Korea Foundation, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Purchase with funds provided by the Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation 2018

2022

Photo by Jaeho Chong
Image Copyright AGNSW, Christopher Snee

Archive of mind
Participatory Installation with Clay Ball, Wooden Table and Stools, Sound Performance Unfolding Sphere(2016), 16 Channel 15:35, loop
Courtesy of Kimsooja Studio

Sowing Into Painting

Sowing Into Painting

Site-specific Project at Wanas Konst, Sweden
Work in Progress with Two Planted Varieties of Flax Seeds (for Flax Seeds Oil and Linen) in Wanås Konst Open Fields
Courtesy of Wanås Konst and Kimsooja Studio
For Wanås Foundation, Sowing Into Painting, Multidimensional Art Project Including Site-specific Installations

2020

(Left to right:)
01 - 03 Sowing into Painting, 2020, Sowing, Photo by Mattias Givell
04 - 06 Sowing into Painting, 2020, Blossoming, Photo by Elin Magnusson
07 - 09 Sowing into Painting, 2020, From flower to fruit, Photo by Martin Lang
10 - 12 Sowing into Painting, 2020, Seed Capsules and harvesting, Photo by Martin Lang

Archive of Mind

Archive of Mind

Site-specific Participatory Consisting of Clay balls, Elliptical Wooden Table, and Sound Performance Unfolding Sphere(2016)
Courtesy of Kimsooja Studio

2019

1 - 2 Photo by Bob Packert
3 - 6 Photo by Ken Sawyer

Installation at Kimsooja: Archive of Mind, Peabody Essex Museum(PEM), Salem, USA

Archive of Mind, 2016/2019

Archive of Mind, 2016/2019

Participatory Site-specific Installation Consisting of Clay Balls, 18m elliptical wooden table, and sound performance Unfolding Sphere(2016)
Courtesy of the City of Poitiers, Axel Vervoordt Gallery and Kimsooja Studio

2019

Photos by Jan Liegois

Installation view at Palais des ducs d'Aquitaine, For Traversées / Kimsooja, 13 site-specific installations around the city of Poitiers, Poitiers, France

Archive of Mind

Archive of Mind

Participatory Site-specific Installation Consisting of Assorted Clay Balls, Elliptical Wooden Table, and sound performance Unfolding Sphere(2016)
Dimensions Variable
Courtesy of Axel Vervoordt Gallery, Antwerp and Kimsooja Studio

2017

Photo by Georg Malfertheiner

Installation View at Group Exhibition Intuition, Palazzo Fortuny, Venice, Itally
First exhibited in a different configuration at the the Kimsooja, Archive of Mind, National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea(MMCA), Seoul, Korea

Thread Routes - Chapter V

Thread Routes - Chapter V

Single Channel Video, 21:59, 5.1 Sound

2016

Thread Routes - Chapter IV

Thread Routes - Chapter IV

Single Channel Video, 27:48 loop, Sound, HD

2014

Thread Routes - Chapter III

Thread Routes - Chapter III, 2012
17:35
sound

Thread Routes - Chapter III

Single Channel Video, 17:35 loop, 5.1 Sound, HD

2012

Thread Routes Chapter II - Lightwaves

Thread Routes Chapter II - Lightwaves

Single Chanel Video, 23:40 loop, Sound, HD

2011

Thread Routes - Chapter II

Thread Routes - Chapter II

Single Channel Video, 23:50 loop, Sound, HD

2011

Mirror of Wind

Mirror of Wind

Single Channel Video, 4:08 loop, Silent

2010

Mirror of Air

Mirror of Air

Single Channel Video, 2:39 loop, Silent

2010

Mirror of Water

Mirror of Water

Single Channel Video, 7:25 loop, Silent

2010

Thread Routes Chapter I - Lightwaves

Thread Routes Chapter I - Lightwaves

Single Chanel Video, 29:31 loop, Sound, HD

2010

Thread Routes - Chapter I

Thread Routes - Chapter I

Single Channel Video, 24:52 loop, Sound, HD

2010

Earth - Water - Fire - Air : Agua de Aire / Water of Air

Earth - Water - Fire - Air : Agua de Aire / Water of Air

Single Channel Video
6:18 loop, Sound

2010

A Needle Woman

A Needle Woman, 2009
25:00 / loop
silent

A Needle Woman

Single Channel Video
25:00 loop, Silent

2009

Performed and filmed in Paris, 2009, Commissioned by Nuit Blanche Paris 2009

Earth - Water - Fire - Air : Fuego de Tierra / Fire of Earth

Earth - Water - Fire - Air : Fuego de Tierra / Fire of Earth

Single Channel Video
9:22 loop, Silent

2009

Earth - Water - Fire - Air : Aire de Tierra / Air of Earth

Earth - Water - Fire - Air : Aire de Tierra / Air of Earth

Single Channel Video
6:25 loop, Sound

2009

Earth - Water - Fire - Air : Agua de Tierra / Water of Earth

Earth - Water - Fire - Air : Agua de Tierra / Water of Earth

Single Channel Video
5:42 loop, Silent

2009

Earth - Water - Fire - Air : Fuego de Aire / Fire of Air

Earth - Water - Fire - Air : Fuego de Aire / Fire of Air

Single Channel Video
8:00 loop, Silent

2009

Earth - Water - Fire - Air : Aire de Agua / Air of Water

Earth - Water - Fire - Air : Aire de Agua / Air of Water

Single Channel Video
6:07 loop, Sound

2009

Earth - Water - Fire - Air : Aire de Fuego / Air of Fire

Earth - Water - Fire - Air : Aire de Fuego / Air of Fire

Single Channel Video
3:47 loop, Sound

2009

Earth - Water - Fire - Air : Tierra de Agua / Earth of Water

Earth - Water - Fire - Air
Tierra de Agua / Earth of Water, 2009
7:09 / loop
silent

Earth - Water - Fire - Air : Tierra de Agua / Earth of Water

Single Channel Video
6:57 loop, Silent

2009

An Album: Hudson Guild

An Album: Hudson Guild

Single Channel Video
31:40 loop, 5.1 Sound

2009

The House Project

The House Project

Lofoten House
Filmed at Laukvik, Lofoten Islands, Norway

2008

Photos by Kjell Ove Storvik

Installation at Lofoten International Art Festival Towards a Future Present

A Mirror Woman: The Sun & The Moon

A Mirror Woman: The Sun & The Moon

4 Channel Video
12:33 loop, Sound

2008

This project was possible with the generous support of Shiseido Co., Ltd.

Mumbai: A Laundry Field

Mumbai: A Laundry Field

4 Channel Video
10:25 loop, Sound

2007

An Album: Havana

An Album: Havana

Single Channel Video
6:57 loop, Silent

2007

Bottari Truck - Migrateurs

Bottari Truck - Migrateurs

Single Channel Video
9:17 loop, Silent, HD

2007
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