The moment before the music begins by Nahyun Kim
If we can feel the moment before we make a sound, we will not simply make a sound, we will be immersed in the atmosphere, our every movement, and the sound. It is important to focus on sound, but the memory and movements are also principal.
This instrument can make sounds by hitting potteries with wooden sticks, by turning the sticks on their side, or scratching them up and down. The act of hitting with a wooden stick or scratching or turning the sides with a stick is what I did to make these potteries. In order to make the walls solid, I tapped countless times with my hands and turned a throwing wheel to make their shapes. I also made the walls thinner by moving my hands up and down on a throwing wheel. By making a sound with these movements, we can reminisce about the memories between the potteries and I, and talk to each other.
Through this work, I wanted to share the silent moment just before the music begins, the memory of the instrument from when it was the soil, the reminiscences of the scene I was creating, and the moment of silence that will make sound.
Medium: Clay, Wood, Sound
Photographs: Anne Kinnunen