*우리의 ν† ν…œ(Totem for our Cat), 2022

이수빈 μž‘κ°€μ™€μ˜ ν˜‘μ—… (λͺ©μ‘°κ°)
Supported from APY

사진과 μ˜μƒμ„ λ‹€λ£¨λŠ” μ •μ •ν˜Έ μž‘κ°€μ™€ λͺ©μ‘°κ°μ„ ν•˜λŠ” 이수빈 μž‘κ°€λŠ” μ»€ν”Œμ΄λ‹€. μ΄λ“€μ—κ²ŒλŠ” μ€‘μš”ν•œ ꡬ성원이 ν•˜λ‚˜ 더 μžˆλŠ”λ°, λ°”λ‘œ 고양이 밀감이닀. μ‚¬λžŒλ§Œ μ‚΄λ˜ 곡간에 고양이가 λ“€μ–΄μ˜€λ©΄μ„œ λͺ¨λ“  것이 λ‹¬λΌμ‘Œλ‹€. λ‹¨μˆœν•œ 아름닀움을 μΆ”κ΅¬ν•˜λ˜ 집 μ•ˆμ€ 고양이가 μˆ¨λŠ” 곡간인 λ°•μŠ€μ™€ 슀크래처둜 μ–΄μ§€λŸ½ν˜€μ§€κ³ , 졜적의 고양이 동선을 생각해 가ꡬ가 λ°°μΉ˜λ˜μ—ˆμœΌλ©°, 그토둝 자주 λ“€λ½λ‚ λ½ν•˜λ˜ ν•΄μ™ΈλŠ”μ»€λ…• 1λ°• μ΄μƒμ˜ κ΅­λ‚΄ 여행도 μ–΄λ €μ›Œμ‘Œλ‹€. κ°€μž₯ 높은 κ³³κ³Ό κ°€μž₯ 경치 쒋은 곳은 고양이 차지가 λ˜μ—ˆκ³  집에 λŒμ•„μ˜€κ±°λ‚˜ λ‚˜κ°ˆ λ•Œ 제일 λ¨Όμ € μΈμ‚¬ν•˜κ³  μ•ˆλΆ€λ₯Ό μ „ν•˜λŠ” 것도 μ„œλ‘œκ°€ μ•„λ‹Œ 고양이 밀감이닀. 이 μž‘μ—…μ€, 고양이 밀감이 μš°λ¦¬μ—κ²ŒλŠ” ν† ν…œμ΄ μ•„λ‹κΉŒ ν•˜λŠ” μƒκ°μ—μ„œ μΆœλ°œν•œλ‹€. μž‘κ°€ μ •μ •ν˜Έμ™€ μ΄μˆ˜λΉˆμ€ 그듀이 μ‹ μ„±μ‹œν•˜λŠ” 쑴재, λ°›λ“€κ³  λŒλ΄μ•Ό ν•˜λŠ” 쑴재인 고양이λ₯Ό ν† ν…œμœΌλ‘œ κΈ°λ¦°λ‹€.

β€œν† ν…œμ€ 뢁아메리카 인디언 μ˜€μ§€λΈŒμ™€μ‘±μ΄ μ–΄λ–€ μ’…λ₯˜μ˜ λ™λ¬Όμ΄λ‚˜ 식물을 μ‹ μ„±μ‹œν•˜μ—¬ μžμ‹ μ΄ 속해 μžˆλŠ” 집단과 νŠΉμˆ˜ν•œ 관계가 μžˆλ‹€κ³  λ―Ώκ³  κ·Έ 동·식물λ₯˜λ₯Ό μ§‘λ‹¨μ˜ μƒμ§•μœΌλ‘œ 삼은 λ°μ„œ μœ λž˜ν•œλ‹€. μ˜€λŠ˜λ‚  ν† ν…œμ΄λΌλŠ” 말은 이런 유의 μ‚¬νšŒν˜„μƒμ—μ„œ μ§‘λ‹¨μ˜ μƒμ§•μ΄λ‚˜ μ§•ν‘œλ‘œμ„œμ˜ λ™Β·μ‹λ¬Όμ΄λ‚˜ μžμ—°λ¬Όμ„ κ°€λ¦¬ν‚€λŠ” 데 널리 쓰이며, ν† ν…Œλ―Έμ¦˜μ΄λž€ ν† ν…œκ³Ό 인간 μ§‘λ‹¨κ³Όμ˜ μ—¬λŸ¬ 가지 관계λ₯Ό λ‘˜λŸ¬μ‹Ό μ‹ λ…Β·μ˜λ‘€Β·ν’μŠ΅ λ“±μ˜ μ œλ„ν™”λœ 체계λ₯Ό 가리킨닀.”

ν† ν…œμ€ μΈκ°„μ˜ 역사에 였래 μ‘΄μž¬ν•΄μ™”λ‹€. 그리고 μ˜€λŠ˜λ‚  μš°λ¦¬μ—κ²Œλ„ 각자의 ν† ν…œμ΄ μ‘΄μž¬ν•œλ‹€. 기꺼이 μ• μ°©κ³Ό 애정을 μŸμ•„λΆ“κ³  그둜 μΈν•œ μ œμ•½μ„ 받아듀이며, 마치 λ°”λ‹€λ‘œ λͺ¨μ—¬λ“œλŠ” λ¬Όμ€„κΈ°μ²˜λŸΌ λ³΄λŠ” 것, λ“£λŠ” 것, μƒκ°ν•˜λŠ” λͺ¨λ“  것이 그곳에 이λ₯΄λŸ¬ κ°•λ ₯ν•œ 신앙이 λœλ‹€. μš°λ¦¬λŠ” ν˜„λŒ€μΈμ„ μ§€νƒ±ν•˜λŠ” λ‚΄λ°€ν•œ μ• μ •μ˜ λŒ€μƒμ„ ν† ν…œμœΌλ‘œ ν•΄μ„ν•˜κ³  그것을 λ‹€μ–‘ν•˜κ²Œ ν‘œν˜„ν•΄ 보고자 ν•œλ‹€. λ˜ν•œ 각자의 길을 κ°€λ˜ μ„œλ‘œκ°€ κ³΅ν†΅μ˜ 쑴재둜 μ—°κ²°λ˜μ–΄, 그것이 μ΄‰λ°œν•œ 예술적 μƒν˜Έμž‘μš©μ„ ν’€μ–΄λ‚΄κ³ μž ν•œλ‹€.


Artist Jungho Jung working in photography and video and artist Subin Lee working in wooden
sculpture are a couple. Another important member of this family is Milgam, their pet cat. As the cat has come into a space where only people were residing, everything has changed. The inside of the house seeking simple beauty was messed up with boxes the cat hid in and scratches she made.
The furniture was arranged optimally in consideration of the cat’s movements. Setting out on a more than one-night domestic trip was impossible, let alone overseas travel. The best place to look out was taken by the cat, and as soon as one of them comes home or leaves home, they first say hello to Milgam, not each other. This work starts from the idea that Milgam may have been a totem for them. Jungho Jung and Subin Lee honor of the cat they have to hold sacred and take care of as a totem.

β€œThe word β€˜totem’ derives from the Ojibwa, a North American Indian tribe that adopted certain plants and animals as a collective symbol of the tribe, holding them sacred and believing that those are in a special relationship with the group they belong to. This word today is widely used to refer to animals, plants, and natural objects as collective symbols or tokens. Totemism is a reference to institutionalized systems such as beliefs, rituals, and customs pertaining to several relationships between totem and a human group.”

Totems have long been with us in human history. Each of us has our own totem. We gladly have an attachment to and readily accept restrictions brought on by this totem. All we see, hear, and think is influenced by beliefs in terms of this totem. We interpret a secret object of our affection by which we are supported into a totem, trying to express it in a wide variety of ways. We also try to interpret artistic interactions triggered by all of us who form a community while going our own separate ways.

쑰각 이수빈 Wood Sculpt by Soobin Lee

쑰각 이수빈 Wood Sculpt by Soobin Lee

쑰각 이수빈 Wood Sculpt by Soobin Lee

쑰각 이수빈 Wood Sculpt by Soobin Lee

쑰각 이수빈 Wood Sculpt by Soobin Lee