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Fantasized Fantastic Corporeal World

10 drawings
pencil on paper
typewritten text21 × 29,7 cm (each)
constructed gravity room
Courtesy of the artist
Commissioned by Seoul Museum of Art - SeMA
Fantasized Fantastic Corporeal World (2019) is a series of ten drawings accompanied by a text box typewritten by the artist. The vignettes are actual stories published in local newspapers and quickly forgotten, swallowed by a media system constantly trying to catch up with the latest news. The stories are so ironic and paradoxical they seem untrue. However, they single out extra-ordinary experiences with the tools enforced by the “nation-state” to govern everyday life, from racial segregation to border control, currency deregulation, issuing passports to non-human entities, or creating fake embassies where law enforcement is out of reach. Sketched on a white paper with a simple pencil, every vignette reflects the transitory element of the story at a given time, suggesting a possible change in outcomes which could prevail over - or generate - a different narrative.

Sara Dolfi Agostini


View of the drawings inside the constructed gravity room at Seoul Museum of Art - SeMA