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Seoul

Art Sonje Center

Hwayeon Nam

Mind Stream

HWAYEON NAM, Larger than Life2019–20, still from four-channel video installation: 25 min 47 sec. Courtesy the artist.

Hwayeon Nam’s installation Mind Stream (2020) seems hardly the sort to anchor an exhibition by one of Korea’s eminent contemporary media artists. The work’s minimalist formal language asserts a presence that is both more experiential for the viewer and more abstract, in contrast to the artist’s otherwise demonstrative video oeuvre. Six LED lights turn on and off in a slow sequence, obliquely reflecting off a glossy

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