PRE.SENT / a video installation / 2009

(PRE)SENT is inspired by my personal experience of raising and using goldfish in my last work ‘SELFISH’. In PRE.SENT, I thought about ‘ethical problem of using animals in artwork’, ‘to live as an artist’, ‘helplessness about a life as a human being’, ‘boundary between spirit and body’, and ‘disharmony of rationality and sensibility’. Over the writing that contains this personal memories, the color moving images of pre-death goldfish and the black and white moving images of current goldfish are crossing. ‘Pre’ ‘sent’ past and ‘present’ encounter and cross each other in this work.