Where it belongs to, 2021

part of Reconfigured Chairs

video installation
video displayed on iPad, wooden drawers
52 x 30 x 50cm

In the video, I am placing the reconfigured chairs in different arrangements. It was intriguing to explore how the spatial configuration of a group of chairs brings new meanings. The way I position them affects the context in which they are perceived.

For instance, a circular arrangement makes me regard each of them as a human being. Immediately a group therapy session at a mental clinic comes to mind; in a similar configuration, alcoholics and drug addicts gather in “conversation circles” with the aim of reconnecting with society. In contrast, displaying them on a shelf associates them with a shop window where products are sold, and when placed on pedestals, they radiate the aura of the kind of artifact we must pay attention to.

© Sunwoo Jung