HOJIN KANG — 663.044.400

from 21 October 2022 to 15 January 2023

When are we consciously in the here? Do we breathe while scrolling? What does it mean to be human in the digital age?

On average, a person takes around 663,044,400 breaths ­ exhi Hojin Kang’s the course of a lifetime (cf. WHO 2019). In Hojin Kang's ­ exhibition, visitors* have the opportunity to control a media installation through their own breath and to reflect on their own being here.

663.044.400 von Hojin Kang - Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken

663.044.400 von Hojin Kang - Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken

663.044.400 von Hojin Kang - Stadtgalerie Saarbrücken

Hojin Kang deals with technology and its interaction with human needs. We are experiencing a time of virtual ubiquity: hyper-communication and remote work, permanent accessibility and endless feeds. How does digital technology affect our ­ everyday behaviour and mental state? Using elements of meditation, the artist explores the meaning of being here in our present time.

Through works such as 3D-printed sculptures, video works and interactive media installations, Hojin Kang brings acute physicality and our state of mind into focus. The interdisciplinary designer and artist lives in Berlin and studied in Saarbrücken.

As a place of critical confidence, the Stadtgalerie has been working towards a desirable future since April 2021. This includes sustainable and equitable development in all areas.

 

"After social media comes mindful media" - Hojin Kang

With the kind support of ME Saar

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