After 3+ weeks of a whirlwind, my first solo show finally opened at a small private art museum in Gimpo, Korea.
It's a small show, consisting of one major installation piece made last year, and two new pieces, all of them combining video mapping & object installation. I debated long and hard on which pieces to show. There was a big part of me that wanted to be ambitious and show more since it's a hard-to-earn opportunity of a first solo show at this age+experience. But considering the small space and the fact that they are mostly installation pieces that require mapping, three was already more than enough. Plus I was only given two days of installation. And certainly.. when time came to install, mapping three pieces in two days (including physical installation) was a big challenge. And to my disappointment, I feel I left a lot of details and craft not perfected.
Truly it was an immense learning experience. First solo show, anywhere even back home, would be a tough thing. But trying to pull off a first solo show overseas proved a whole new set of challenges. At first I didn't know where to find some of the most basic stuff like... wire! I was so so lucky to have many friends and relatives here willing to help me.
Here's a little glimpse into the first 2/3 of our installation process. Unfortunately the last 1/3 was such serious, intense crunch time that there was no time to swap out the GoPro battery. It's too bad, because that's really when all the mapping magic happens...