모방과 속임수, 2011-2012

그렇게 <모방과 속임수> 시리즈가 시작됐다. 세상에 대한 심술의 크기만큼 가짜와 진짜를 구분 지었고, 흉내 내기 위해 만들어진 값싼 액세서리 중에서도 가장 가짜 다운 것들을 모았다. 그 물건들에게 주어진 운명을 바꿔주고 싶었다. 내가 느껴온 계급의 피라미드를 내가 할 수 있는 방법으로 전복하는 것이라고 여겼다. 그렇게 설정해놓은 틀 속에서 작업은 격하게 환영 받기도 했고, 세상의 톱니바퀴 틈으로 자연스럽게 흡수되었다. 약 100여 점의 작업을 세상 속에 쏟아놓을 수 있었다. 나는 한껏 기뻐했다.

Imitation & Deception, 2011-2012

That’s how I started the “Imitations and Subterfuges” series. I divided the real and the fake with a line as clear as my resentments against the world, and I gathered the absolute fakest of the cheap, imitation accessories that I could find. I wanted to change the fate they had been given. I thought of it as a means of subversion against the class pyramid I had been made so conscious of. When framed that way, the project received a fierce welcome and then naturally seeped down into the gears of that world. I was able to send around a hundred pieces off into the world as a part of this project. I was delighted.

Imitation & Deception no.2011-24, 925silver, 10.3×8.7×5.5cm, 2011

Imitation & Deception no.2011-25, 925silver, 16×22.5×2.5cm, 2011

Imitation & Deception no.2011-26, 925silver, fabric, 17.7x25x3.5cm, 2011

Imitation & Deception no.2011-28, 925silver, fabric, 14×24.5×2.4cm, 2011

Imitation & Deception no.2011-29, 925silver plated with 24k gold plating, fabric, 12.5x32x3.7cm, 2011

Imitation & Deception no.2011-30, 925silver plated with rhodium, fabric, 16.5x21x4.2cm, 2011

Imitation & Deception no.2011-31, 925silver plated with 24k gold and rhodium, fabric, 15.5×38.3×3.3cm, 2011

Imitation & Deception no.2011-32, 925silver plated with rhodium, 8x7x4.5cm, 2011

Imitation & Deception no.2011-34, 925silver, 13×8.4×5.5cm, 2011

Imitation & Deception no.2012-01, 925silver plated with rhodium, 6×7.4x4cm, 2012

Imitation & Deception no.2012-04, no.2012-02, 925silver plated with rhodium and 18k gold, 6x8x2cm (left), 4.5x8x2.2cm (right), 2012

Imitation & Deception no.2012-07, 925silver plated with rhodium, 7x7x2.5cm, 2012

Imitation & Deception no.2012-08, 925silver plated with rhodium, 8x7x2.3cm, 2012

Imitation & Deception no.2012-09, 925silver, fabric, 14x19x5cm, 2012

Imitation & Deception no.2012-10, 925silver, fabric, 2012

Imitation & Deception no.2012-11, brass plated with 18k gold, fabric, 17x21x4cm, 2012

Imitation & Deception no.2012-13, 925silver plated with rhodium, 2012

Imitation & Deception no.2011-23, 925silver plated with rhodium, 6.2×8.6x3cm, 2011