Image performance of Yong-Gu Shin/ for the dream, human, nature and life.
Yong-Gu Shin is an image performance artist who integrates media and installation art with performance since 1991. Until now he has worked on various exhibitions and performances like "Circulation", "Dream", "Embrace the wind", "Skein in a maze" and "Variation of string" over 20 foreign countries like England, France, Germany. In Korea, he actively performs in the arts events and festivals such as opening performance for Seoul International Dance Festival, opening performance for Insa-dong International Performance arts Festival and opening performance for Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival.
2011 Hungary Miskolc kocsonya fesztival (Miskolc, Hungary muvesztek haza)
2010 Opening performance for Korea-Mongolia International Arts Festival
(Jeju Museum of Comtemorary Art)
2010 Opening installation art & performance for Busan Theater Festival (Citizen Hall of Busan)
2010 Hongkong Hotel Arts Fair installation art & performance (Hyatt Hotel Hongkong)
2009 Opening performance for Sarajevo Winter-Festival (National Theater of Bosnia and Herzrgovina) 2009 Closing performance & stage art for Busan International Dance Festival (Haeundae, Busan) 2009 Opening performance for Icheon World Ceramic Biennale (Ceramic Biennale, Icheon)
2009 German “Tollwood-Festival” (Munich Olympic Park, German)
2008 Australia “Wodford-Festival” (Brisbane, Australia)
2008 Opening performance for Çanakkale Biennale (Çanakkale, Turkey)
Title of work: "Assemble the pieces of dreams"
As an artist, one is to seek for a better way to communicate with the audience and to touch deeply to the heart. On top of that, Yong Gu Shin, known as an image performance artist, has been pursuing a bond between the nature, the universe and the human lives on every pieces of his art since 1991. He displayed several fantastic works such as Cycle of a Life, A Dream, Embrace the Wind, and The Mystery in Maze with elaborate mechanic installations and realistic imaging. Furthermore, his presentations introduce a unique accordance among various angles of genres, yetdiscusses artistic concepts about what really matters in our humanity.
The Concepts and The Plans for "Assemble the pieces of dreams"
The work, “Assemble the pieces of dreams” is the process of recovering one lost side of the wings, which represent a very significant implication: the human imperfectness. Human desire is endless, and sometimes people recklessly challenges to achieve their goals; This recalls a Greek symbol: "The Wings of Icarus." These wings gives out various messages while Mr. Shin searches for the wings of principle that are broken by the mass of such a high volume of human desires. This symbolic message possesses a meaning of "Seeking a new me", yet the performance arranges the inner messages including dropping tears, longings, and loves, which consist of quite a metaphorical portions. The concept of the work can be interpreted into many different ways by the viewers; however, "Assemble the pieces of dreams" is built with an effort by Mr. Shin that contains main theme of a word, "Hope."