The Dailiness & Atmosphere (D&A) Project reflects on the meaning of dailiness and atmosphere that significantly impact our everyday experiences, but we unconsciously neglect their significance. Therefore, this exhibition attempts to trigger a question about the fragments of daily life as a collection of sensations, challenging the conventional interpretation of normalcy by focusing on “dailiness” and diaristic practice, and exploring the particular significance of everydayness through a moving image.
Atmosphere comes in like serenity before a tempest, wind, or rain. This atmospheric feeling is not only private and internal, but also reflects the emotion accumulating in the perceiver’s corporeal space. Moon’s artworks depict an atmosphere of daily life as a metaphysical phenomenon and a direct and active component of our daily existence, networking sensations as a quasi-being. These moving images focus on the infinite tension between forces in a multi-frame, using Gilles Deleuze’s concept of the diagram.
This theme is developed through the ongoing discussions between Il Sun Moon and Yoojin, Kim.
Il Sun Moon is a PhD student and experimental moving image artist at Kingston University. Throughout her academic experience in communication design in China, Japan, and the UK, she gradually became attracted to the concept of diagram and performative practice. Her projects challenge the conventional structure of cinematic spatial qualities and aim to produce a synthesising body of work between research, moving image practice, and personal experience.
Yoojin Kim is a PhD candidate at Kingston University London. Her research interests relate to modern Korean history, society, and contemporary cinema in the form of memory and identity arising from historical trauma. She is researching ways to discuss the potential of contemporary Korean cinema in relation to an expansion of digital curatorial practices in museum exhibitions for in-depth historical reconstruction. This convergence of cinema and curation would act as an alternative to the unrecorded past for recovery and redemption.