ArtFunkl Artists-in-Residence event hosted by Islington Mill
Friday 16 November 2012, 7pm
Metamorphosis 05 (24 October – 20 November 2012)
Daphne Jiyeon Jang
Live Work 01 (24 October 2012 – 23 April 2013)
Daphne Jiyeon Jang currently spends her time bringing new meaning to classical sculptures. She (re)presents the sculptures as moving images in 3D computer space.
Her concern is to bring the viewer to a point of sympathy and understanding of work which, originally made of cold marble or bronze, can conspire to place the subject at a distance from responses of compassion or connection. Jiyeon Jang deconstructs the learned or academic interpretation inviting the viewer to imagine links between the motivation of the subject of the sculpture, the interpretation by the original artist, her (re)presentation, and the modern condition, thus challenging the temporal view of sculpture as a work imprisoned in a moment of time.
During her residency at ArtFunkl Jiyeon Jang produced a video of Rodin’s sculpture Danaid (circa 1885).
Stitched within the fabric of everyday life, performance artist Charlotte Emily’s practice invites and engages others, as it reacts, reenacts, and rediscovers. Through an interdisciplinary approach she interrogates the idea of the individual, unpicks woven identities and relationships, and examines their societal position.
During the Scribus 04 residency at ArtFunkl, Charlotte Emily collaborated with Daphne Jiyeon Jang to produce a performance work which creates a modern rendition of the story of the Danaid. The performance acts as a counterpoint to the video work by filling in details unseen and reinventing the story as a fable for contemporary times.
In Greek mythology the Danaids were daughters of Danaos, who were asked by their father to kill their husbands on the wedding night. 49 out of the 50 daughters fulfilled this task, and were cursed with the chore of refilling an urn with water which continuously emptied itself, a task which could never be completed. Danaos himself was murdered by the remaining husband.