Plexiglas, activated carbon from Brita-waterfilter,
micro-beads, electronic device, cleaning liquid,
Installation view, country-hotel contemporary, Dernbach, Germany, 2017
Landscape of dust, Jaewon Kim creates a sort of landscape structure which material is gradually decomposed by chemical reaction of cleaning liquid. Inside the showcase made of aluminum and plexiglass, the artist displays several kinds of grains composed of activated carbon and iron exchange resin spheres which used purifying water. The cleaning bleach catalyzes the chemical reaction with those ingredients and generates white dust particles. The materials used in this piece are applied daily for cleaning stuff. The chemical reaction progressively changes the landscape in the showcase. The tiny particles floating in the water also translate the condition of the liquid. Installed electronic devices such as an air pump create movement of the particles. This visual effect evokes a sloppy weather condition or destroyed environment.