Yva Jung

Let It Simmer Over Summer
Journey, Displacement and Decomposition
13 November @ 5.00pm


This PhD thesis investigates temporality through decomposition. In the practical part of my research I test out decomposition as a method of exploring temporality. Using my temporal art practice, in particular the Minus Suitcase project, as a reference point for the research, I am seeking to generate new ways of capturing gaps and memories that are left unsaid. Furthermore, this research examines the conceptual and historical context of reconstruction and decomposition by investigating works of contemporary video artists, including Joan Jonas, Jonas Mekas and Guy Sherwin.

My research will look at video works in relation to the specific nature of the medium as a container of temporal art practice. Rather than merely functioning as event documentation, I am interested in examining the specific use of video in reconstructing events. Furthermore, my research will not be limited to video works but will extend its investigation to collage, photographs, and installations.

This research aims to generate new ways of thinking about how we relate to gaps and memories of temporal encounters. By analysing my work and the works of other artists, this research attempts to test out the relationship between displacement and decomposition.

Brief Bio
Born in Seoul, South Korea, currently based in London. Yva Jung is a MPhil/PhD Fine Art student at the Slade School of Fine Art. She received her MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York (2008) and her BFA from Ewha Womans University in Seoul (2006). She was awarded residency fellowship at the Arctic Circle Residency (2011), Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in NY (2009), and Darling Fonderie in Montreal (2010). She is a recipient of International Fellowship and Grant programs including Kwanjeong Educational Foundation ( South Korea, 2012), Jerome Foundation ( USA, 2011), Arts Council Korea (2011, 2008), and CanadaCouncil for the Arts (2010).


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