Performance by ≈ Samin Son ≈ and ≈ Max Trevor Thomas Edmond ≈
CHAAT-GI ( ≈ Samin Son ≈ and ≈ Max Trevor Thomas Edmond ≈ )
Samin Son Hammer Piece with CHAAT-GI
Filmed by Motoko Kikkawa
Edited by Samin Son
Samin Son Hammer Piece with Korean Noise Band CHAAT-GI 한국 밴드 "찾기"
Samin Son Exhibition/Artist Residency Opening @ None Gallery
손세민 두번째 전시회
손세민 행위 예술
Samin Son, Hammer Piece
Samin Son is a Korean-born, Wellington-based artist who is currently studying for his BFA at Massey University. Son's practice is multifaced, binding painting, sculpture and installation through performative strategies of dance, music and presence. In Hammer Piece Samin recodes the body based interests of 60s and 70s performance artists in a rehearsed paroxysm that is contemporary in its brevity and instantaneity.
For Hammer-Piece Son employs an everyday hammer as a brush in a negative painting where the surface of the canvas is pulled away, punched, beaten and driven inverse in a few short, thrilling moments. The artist's endurance and meticulously directed aggression reference his experience of compulsory military service in the Korean army as well as his personal struggles with identity and race politics in his second home.
With each re-presentation Hammer Piece takes on new qualities, responding to its site. At The Russian Frost Farmers in Wellington the work was cramped, crowded and explosive in a narrow service alleyway covered in graffiti. In the experimental space of None Gallery the piece is set to change again.
By Henry Davidson 2011
30th September 2011
Artist Residency from 28th September- 4th October 2011
Exhibition from 30th September- 4th October 2001