I Only Have Senses for You - installation

When we think of a haunting or supernatural, we associate those phenomena to the unseen force acting upon our tangible space. Considering our contemporary obsession with immateriality and hyper-efficiency through technological achievement, unseen force is becoming something so ubiquitous we can’t even detect its omnipresence. Less and less mechanical force, more and more cloud computing and wireless network.

In the fictional story Ringu (1998), Sadako uses technological tools in order to commute between her world and ‘the real.’ If sigil was the language to connect the human and the paranormal, data and algorithmic code is our version of portal to observe an undiscovered realm—or possible new dimension. Moreover, at the same time, the distinction between what is real and what is not becoming vaguer. As I see so many eyes attached to the countless screen, I wonder if the magical process of surfing in the realms of the unreal has actually become easier. No need ritual, magic and paranormal. Only senses, battery and network. Is the unseen entity the new mechanical force? Is there ghost inside telecommunication media that could make it works beyond our understanding? With all of these augmented and virtual realities, will eventually Sadako crawls outside our screen someday?

I Only Have Senses for You investigates the interlink between paranormalities, conspiracy theory, haunted-media, sonic-fiction, computational moving images and consumer electronics the same way Targeted Individuals understand their paranoia.

Installation view

I Only Have Senses for You (ear piece)
Stereo audio recording of antenna transmitter, speakers, heat-formed acrylics, phone holder, projected picture

I Only Have Senses for You (eye piece #1)
Monitor, cart, HD video loop

I Only Have Senses for You (eye piece #2)
iPod touch, automatic vacuum cleaner, extension cord, 360° video loop

I Only Have Senses for You first presentation at Auguries group exhibition at Seoul Art Space Geumcheon as part of the 9th residency programme of SASG, Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture.