Created by the grasp of hands, it began to crumble in the midst of formation. What would remain as its traces…? 02_Lion
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Created with the grasp of hands, it began to deteriorate in the midst of formation. What would remain as its traces… is an ongoing project, which aims to raise questions about our humanities, in the epoch of Anthropocene, and create stimulating platforms for people to have dialogues with others through artistic expressions. Using my sensory senses and intuition, I collected subject matters; things we have created in the human history and matters we have discovered, relating to Earth and other planets in the universe. Choosing one subject a time from the collected subject matters, I research about it interdisciplinary, and produce work, using the research materials, visual orders and method of storytelling.
As the 3rd part of the project, 02_Lion will be a narrative video about the marble lion sculpture, called the Lion of Knidos, in the collection of the British Museum. With the aim to trace the path the sculpture took before entering the museum, I visited the Pentalic Mountain outside of Athens, where the marble stone was taken, the Aegean Sea, where the stone was carried by a ship, and Knidos near Datca in Turkey, where the sculpture was carved and stood on top of some kind of monument. Interweaving the conflicting sides of histories and stories and the political events happening during my travel, the work will present unraveled and charged stories about the lion sculpture and uncertainty of history.