Kim, In Tae

Artist

ARTIST NOTE

Montage

 

By Kim In Tae, June, 5, 2017

 

  The origin of the word “montage” comes from the French ‘monter’ (to mount) and is often used as a cinematic term referring to the process or technique of piecing together separate sections of film to form a continuous whole.

  Going beyond this meaning of ‘monter,’ I selected an object (e.g., the butterfly) and gathered many of them to create a reinterpretation of another object, like the Jaguar or Hippo.

  While viewing my work, you can see that the entire shape is repeated over and over to create a new outline. This repetition of one object to build another object constructs a complex and strange new illusion or perhaps, birth of a life in another dimension.

  The butterflies that make up the sculptures’ surface create the illusion as if they just flew towards us or will soon fly away from us. Also, the exceptionally light-sensitive butterflies guide the humans captivated by desire to utopia at the end of the world.