감각의 탄성: The elasticity of the sense
Darae believes she was attracted to many situations during the Covid-19 pandemic, and she realises that her life is not much different from the emotions she previously experienced on the trampoline. The turbulent situations that she cannot handle are within her body while she stands still on the ground, but she is suffering from terrible dizziness, and everything surrounding her life is unclear and moving. Her life fades into the common rules that must be followed. Most of her life is replaced by recorded videos, unreal ones. To return to the memory of controlling life by her own will, the artist decides to directly choose both the current, unstable spirit, and the calm body and dizzy life. She covers her nose and mouth, and quickly jumps onto the trampoline, holding a flag in her hands, and she shakes it. Due to the dizziness caused by jumping and shaking, she erases the situations in which her life is placed, records herself, and remembers and replaces it with voluntary changes determined by herself in 2020. It is an act of resisting situations that disturb her life, regardless of the current artist’s will, and a move of hope to regain her life from the chaotic changes.
Darae Baek is a video installation artist based in South Korea and the UK. Baek graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2016 and finished her Master of Fine Art programme at the Glasgow School of Art in 2019. Baek has participated in film festivals and exhibitions both nationally and internationally in the UK, Sweden, Spain, Iceland, Japan and Thailand among others, including presenting The Unsettled Dust at the Asian Film Festival.
Featuring herself as the protagonist of her films, Baek’s practice explores the possibility of recalling familiar fragrances and memories from unfamiliar places. In a moment of past reverberation, an unfamiliar ‘new place’ could be absorbed by nostalgia. Enlightened by these experiences, Baek’s film practice is an attempt to investigate her position in a foreign environment in relation to her personal memories.