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Photography by 金仁淑 Insook Kim (b. 1978 Japan): Saturday Night, 2007 (C-print, diasec) / 313 Art Project / Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 / SML.20130523.6D.14141 | by See-ming Lee (SML)
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Photography by 金仁淑 Insook Kim (b. 1978 Japan): Saturday Night, 2007 (C-print, diasec) / 313 Art Project / Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 / SML.20130523.6D.14141

Korean artist Insook Kim discovered the hotel by accident, just as it was being finished. Standing about third meters away in complete darkness, the she observed the lively activity inside the hotel after dark when the guests arrived.

 

With its panoramic windows, the guest see themselves as being anonymous in the dark, and so they are unaware that they are in fact taking part in a very public presentation for all to see. Given a bed and some mood lights, a musician was seen playing a cello while some explicit coupling can be clearly observed.

 

Human nature at its finest. At crowdy neighbourhoods in urban areas you often can see similar happenings in the dark, though I live in the middle of nowhere so I am unable to produce similar shots — I am somewhat ethically bound by my own creation. But here-in I salute the photographer who found this wonderland on a saturday night many winters ago.

 

This is one of my favorite photography works seen at ABHK recently.

 

(it is clear to me by now that galleries put up these very reflective frames so photojournalists cannot go and snap a high res photo for print, obviously. But interesting is how this reflective framing also allows me to photograph the people behind me… which is voyeuristic in its very own way)

 

Insook Kim

Saturday Night, 2007

C-print, diasec

230 x 370 cm

 

# Insook Kim 金仁淑(キム・インスク)

b. 1978 Osaka, Japan

based in Seoul Korea

+ 2000: BFA Fashion, Osaka Shoin Women's College, Osaka, Japan

+ 2002: Photography, Visual Arts College, Osaka, Japan

+ 2005: MFA in Painting, Photography & images, Hansung University Graduate School of Arts, Seoul, Korea

www.kiminsook.com/

 

# 313 Art Project

313 Dosan Daero, Gangnam-gu

Seoul 135-895

Korea, Republic Of

www.313artproject.com/

 

# SML Data

+ Date: 2013-05-23T17:50:22+0800

+ Dimensions: 4951 x 3038

+ Exposure: 1/40 sec at f/8.0

+ Focal Length: 17 mm

+ ISO: 2000

+ Camera: Canon EOS 6D

+ Lens: Canon EF 17-40 f/4L USM

+ GPS: 22°16'59" N 114°10'22" E

+ Location: 香港會議展覽中心 Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)

+ Workflow: Lightroom 4

+ Serial: SML.20130523.6D.14141

+ Series: 新聞攝影 Photojournalism, SML Fine Art, Art Basel Hong Kong 2013

 

# Media Licensing

Creative Commons (CCBY) See-ming Lee 李思明 / SML Photography / SML Universe Limited

 

Photography by 金仁淑 Insook Kim (b. 1978 Japan): Saturday Night, 2007 (C-print, diasec) / 313 Art Project / Art Basel Hong Kong 2013 / SML.20130523.6D.14141

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Taken on May 23, 2013