Yours Truly

2022
Interactive Installation
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Creative Coding
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Poetry

One channel monitor
Thermal printer
Arduino system
"1+1=22," January 28–February 27 2022, Sol Koffler Gallery, Providence RI
"Transitory Void," March 25-27 April 1-3 2022, Cyberarts Gallery, Boston MA

The 2-minute looped sentences are from the past writings that depicted the artist’s home village, which now only exists in her memory. They are rephrased into the present tense, reordered in seasonal order, and presented for the audience to print out and own. The printer takes heat to print, which will make the printed sentences evaporate eventually. “Yours Truly” is a poetic sculpture which mediates spatio-temporalities of the artist’s past, the piece’s present, and the viewer’s future. 




Silenced whispers.

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Desert of sunlights.

Ivy and daffodil.

When you hear the sound of ocean waves from willow trees,

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A velvet-like time where rain dries.

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Squashed clovers.

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Soaked air.

Roses look like old wrinkles.

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You hear cicadas suddenly cry out.

Time dashes slowly.

It rains.

From the white sky,

By summer minus spring,

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Deep green, seemingly ever-lasting, dry at an unnoticeably slow pace.

When you see the color starts to fade,

Trees turn into autumn gold.

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Bones of metasequoia.

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Trees fruit.

Fruits decay.

Rusted afternoon,

A quince falls as if it is rotten.

Dead flowers fall.

Maybe it snows.

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White sky.

Between the cracks of everything soundlessly vanishing without anyone noticing,

Young memories age older. 

Silenced whispers.

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Excerpts from Yours Truly (2022)




Photographer: Sae Oh (2022)