Hyeongsuk Kim

A fundamental principle

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Hyeongsuk Kim
A fundamental principle
9 min 55 s
Format & Technical

Three Channels, HD Video, Colour, Sound

LOOP Edition
Ed. 2017

Sempervivum is an artistic research project with a scientific background, focused on the golden ratio in nature according to the Fibonacci number, that resulted in a series of five artworks in three chapters. The title Sempervivum is named after the plants since the outset of the project was these specific plants. Writing the scientific name without italics helps to separate this work as art rather then science.

A fundamental principle is a three channel documentary video installation. This part of the work shows the body, following chapter from the first one to the second. The film starts with a girl, reading a book in a library as an introduction. She guides the viewer into the whole story as we peak over her shoulder to get an idea where the journey will take us. The scenes of the journey is as follows: Beginning with the desert, to the mountains, to the tropics, to the salt lake, then a seashell at the natural history department of Landes Museum Wiesbaden, just to name a few of the locations.. Each of the scenes give a broad hint at all the guidelines which make an indirect allusion to golden ratio in accordance with the Fibonacci number. The film made is shot on different locations in Germany, France, Italy and Iran.