Exhibition View: Kyoungtae Kim. ‘Serial Compositions’, 2021. einBuch.haus

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A building has its blueprint, frame and materials to become a building, a book also has its own systematic structure such as text, grid and texture to become a book. As if a cluster of buildings form a community where a cultural interplay may begin, the books in the exhibition organised by einbuch.haus encourage the audience to extend their three-dimensional reading experience to become a part of it.

 

 

The Serial Composition by Kyoungtae Kim, Hezukpress, 2018
The Serial Composition by Kyoungtae Kim, Hezukpress, 2018
The Serial Composition by Kyoungtae Kim, Hezukpress, 2018
The Serial Composition by Kyoungtae Kim, Hezukpress, 2018
Title
The Serial Composition
Artist
Kyoungtae Kim
Publishing House
Hezukpress
Size, Materials & Language
29,7x21cm, 16 pages, Offset Print, Saddle stitched brochure
Price & Editions
20 euro (7% VAT) / 300 editions
Purchase
Installation view of 'Oncetype', Kelly Moonkyung Choi, 2020. Courtesy. einbuch.haus
Installation view of 'Oncetype', Kelly Moonkyung Choi, 2020. Courtesy. einbuch.haus
Installation view of 'Oncetype', Kelly Moonkyung Choi, 2020. Courtesy. einbuch.haus
Installation view of 'Oncetype', Kelly Moonkyung Choi, 2020. Courtesy. einbuch.haus
Installation view of 'Oncetype', Kelly Moonkyung Choi, 2020. Courtesy. einbuch.haus
Installation view of 'Oncetype', Kelly Moonkyung Choi, 2020. Courtesy. einbuch.haus
Installation view of 'Oncetype', Kelly Moonkyung Choi, 2020. Courtesy. einbuch.haus
Installation view of 'Oncetype', Kelly Moonkyung Choi, 2020. Courtesy. einbuch.haus
Installation view of 'Oncetype', Kelly Moonkyung Choi, 2020. Courtesy. einbuch.haus
Installation view of 'Oncetype', Kelly Moonkyung Choi, 2020. Courtesy. einbuch.haus

Kelly Moonkyung Choi

Oncetype

Opening
3 December, 2020
Duration
3 - 19 December, 2020
einBuch #15

Oncesoap, A-Z
Kelly Moonkyung Choi, 2020

28 pages, Perfect binding+
Paper: Munken Pure Rough 170 g/m²

edition of 1 copy
+2 artist’s proofs

Risograph Printing:
Cover, A, B, E, F, G, J, L, P, R, T, U, V, W, Z
– Corners, Seoul, Korea, 2018
C, D, H, I, K, M, N, O, Q, S, X, Y
– We make it, Berlin, Germany, 2020

Published on the occasion of the exhibition‚ “Oncetype” at einbuch.haus, Berlin, Germany


Oncetype
Kelly Moonkyung Choi, 2018 – ongoing

280 letters
Alphabet A to Z, Numbers,
Exclamation Mark and peace symbol

Size is variable.
Each object is unique.

Materials:
Oil, natural colourants, sodium hydroxide and purified water


Oncesoap
Kelly Moonkyung Choi, 2018, 2020

Limited-edition risograph
Munken Pure Rough 170g/m2
420 × 297 mm
Signed and numbered
Edition: 25

Concept

Graphic designer Kelly Moonkyung Choi’s typography project “Oncetype” is an art project that gives new functions to wooden printing type that has lost its original position today.

“I started collecting them one by one because I liked the clunkiness of the wooden printing type and the feeling of holding it by hand. On the raised edges of the letter shapes, the solidly hardened ink residue still remains along with the dust. Is it a scar from the printing process, a wound that’s been transported from place to place after being used, wandering around here and there? I feel sorrow for the scars all over the types. Looking at the wooden type in my hand, I can feel the harsh noises of the print shop that was busy at the time, and the strong smell of the printing ink. The typecutter’s delicate workmanship and the typesetter’s busy hand movements also flash across my eyes. Although I’m from the digital typography generation, my heart goes to old printing types that seem to be alive. I’m particularly attracted to the rebellious and experimental typography of those days when there were many physical limitations and constraints.”

Kelly Moonkyung Choi mixes natural ingredients such as polygonum indigo, paprika, and gardenia into a soap solution to create multicolored and vibrant patterns, using improvised hand movements. Soap type, produced like casting letters one by one, evokes images of its colorful use back in the day, unlike the dull and monotonous appearance of the unused type today. Like life, soap type will disappear someday.

The artist captures the splendidness of “Oncetype” in photographs, then brings these images into the computer, applying new colors to them. Every color of the original material is replaced by a Risograph ink, and the type is recreated as prints. The prints created in this way, named “Oncesoap”, may last a little longer than the “Oncetype” soap.

Designer

Kelly Moonkyung Choi is a graphic designer with an interest in the visual images obtained from the manual process. In 2015, she participated in “Typojanchi” as a curator of “Book Bricks”. She had a solo exhibition, “Gutenberg Bubble”(Factory2, 2018) and several group exhibitions such as “Art+Work”(Art Center White Block, 2018) and “Typojanchi”(Culture Station Seoul 284, 2019) She currently works and teaches at Paju Typography Institute.

Online Artist Talk

Saturday, 5. December
3 – 4 pm

The graphic designer, Kelly Moonkyung Choi will give a talk about her ongoing art project ‘Oncetype’ via ZOOM. The talk runs English.

ZOOM ID 936 9815 8886

Join the artist talk
Funded by

Senate Department for Culture and Europe

Opening Times

1 – 7 pm (Thursday, Friday)
12 – 5 pm (Saturday)

and by appointment

Place

einbuch.haus / Florastraße 61, 13187 Berlin

einbuch.haus

Florastraße 61
13187 Berlin

Opening Times
Thurs – Fri, 1 – 7 pm / Sat 12 – 5 pm

and by appointment

info@einbuch.haus