International artists to exhibit in Seoul

International artists to exhibit in Seoul

Chain Saw One from Pink Noise. Image: Pink Noise

By John Redmond

International art collective Instant Coffee will present their inaugural exhibition of "Pink Noise Pop Up" at Space One and ONE AND J. +1 in Seoul beginning Thursday.

This series of installations and collaborations seeks to strengthen the relationship between artists in Vancouver and Seoul.

Four of the participating artists showing in Korea for the first time include Canadians Jeneen Frei Njootli, Krista Belle Stewart, Ron Tran and Casey Wei.

They are joined by local Korean artists Kim Ga-ram and Yaloo.

Instant Coffee's interpretation of pink noise will include water fountains lit in various hues of pink, florescent lights arranged as a chandelier, and modular furniture that can be arranged in different configurations.

"The collective will transform the white cube of ONE AND J. +1 into an aesthetic experiment in pink noise _ a frequency of sound that has a unique relationship to human biorhythms and the ability to mask background noise," organizers said.

"It is increasingly used by companies to increase productivity among employees, by therapists to relieve stress and by educators to focus attention."

The exhibition is presented at the two Seoul venues in partnership with grunt gallery of Vancouver.

Instant Coffee is a service-oriented art and curatorial collective based in Winnipeg and Vancouver, Canada, established in 2000.

Events will include a screening by art group Protocinema, a pink noise generating device by Philippe Pasquier and performances by Njootli and Tran.

Opening night includes a performance titled "art rock? 29b" by Casey Wei as hazy and Pinc Lincolns at 6 p.m. They perform again on Saturday, along with "This is Never That" by Ron Tran.

Pink Noise Pop Up is curated by Vanessa Kwan of grunt gallery and Inyoung Yeo, director of Space One.

The exhibition continues until April 5.

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