Perhaps, we may exist as a pattern not as weight and material. If that’s true, I’m curious. What pattern do you exist in? What is your pattern?
The definition of the human body
Biological humans have digested time through the process of memory in the brain and interaction. However, as the memorization has been increasingly transferred to outside of the body due to technological advances, the way humans digest time can also escape from biological forms. Furthermore, Individuals can reproduce and spread their own symbols more easily than ever before in on/off-line passively or actively. From this point of view, Ahn attempts to understand the definition of human existence in the contemporary as a phenomenon or pattern that has the potential to be expressed through an immateriality rather than a biological body. To provoke the issue about how we exist in contemporary, Ahn tried to live as non-physical and he produced his own pattern with the sense of smell that is most closely related to human long-term memory.
My scent is a perfume made out of mixing essential oils extracted from Ahn’s actual body and various fragrances. He formulated his individuality using the subjective olfactory language and objective biotechnological pattern and planned the performance to share his essence with others.
In ‘Take off’, reaching beyond the effects of a simple recording, the performance video on the fragrance production process stimulates a strange sensation in the viewers through the foreign action of scraping the human body with tools to cause friction and collect their scents.
Visit the exhibition
Exhibition ‘Wear me’ is on show until Sunday May 9 and can be visited by appointment every Thursday from 11 am-5pm. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment.