einBuch.haus considers books as art objects which can be curated and presented in exhibition formats, providing immersive experience between people, objects and spaces.
The artbook platform ‘einBuch.haus’ offers regular events with a specific artbook concept of selected book in the field of arts and design. Each exhibition or event refers to one book, along with contents and related materials.
With an interdisciplinary approach, einBuch.haus are challenged to communicate both material and visual aspects of reading experience by twisting the form and structural interpretation of a book.
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.
We also have a bookshop to stock experimental books from all over the world, especially from Asia and Europe. The online store ‘einBuch.shop’ is here.
Until now „I“ am looking for houses. While on the move „I“ meet people. „I“ become the narrator and „I“ reveal my stories in the different houses in Blue House, Blaues Haus (Seoul, 2016), Blue House, Blaues Haus (Berlin, 2017), Red House, Rotes Haus (Seoul, 2017) and in einBuch.haus White House, Weißes Haus (Berlin, 2019). In this work „I“ am trying to remove the boundaries between past, present and future or forge links between them using the same but yet different stories from the book
< Weißes Haus > beyond the physical space of the book.
In < Weißes Haus > „I“ adapt both of those works in a changed manner written as well as in the form of sounds and performances.
In < Weißes Haus > book, where all letters have disappeared, I discover another „I“ that silently and without a word only observes. My „I“ wants to stage writings and sounds within the stories of the two < Weißes Haus > works in a paradoxical manner. They seem to coexist, but yet the writings and sounds that differ from each other separate and gather.
This ambivalent „I“ is living in two different spaces filled with writings and sounds. Berlin and Seoul, the two cities „I“ live in, would shake me again and again and cause dizziness inside me. When I think about it, I am standing right in the middle of the sounds of those both cities. They pretend to help each other only to impede each other. Carrying these incomplete feelings and memories inside of me and being an existence that is a component of this world I myself am one of the sounds of this world, that I am going to show in < Weißes Haus >.
In the opening performance, I am also going to show how the ambivalent feeling of one’s own self coming to the surface naturally and one’s own existence fading away at the same time emerges in < Weißes Haus >.
Text: Mikyung Song
Mikyung Song(1980, Korea) studied in Seoul and currently lives in Berlin. She is a multi-media artist based in both cities and utilizes the traditional instrument „Piri” videos, multi-sound installations and performances in her works that are based on Eastern philosophy, ancient stories and community research. Completing a 5 year program of study and practice she became holder of the ‚Important Intangible Cultural Asset‘-Certificate No. 1 for participating as a musician in the Royal Ancestral Ritual at the ‚Jongmyo-shrine (Jongmyo Jeryeak)‘ and through the completion of a 10-year program she gained the ‚Intangible Cultural Asset‘-Certificate No. 17 for her comittment and participation in the regional traditional farmers music ‚Nongak‘.
She exhibited at the Nam June Paik Art Center, Gyeonggi Museum of Art, im Gyeonggi Creation Center, Space Mass, Space Loop, Placemak, Open School, Gahoedong 11-1 (Korea), Tianjin Normal University (China), A Score of the Note (Netherlands), and in the NON Berlin, Jüdisches Museum Berlin (Germany). She took part in the Japan Hana Art Center Residency-project (Japan, Geyonggi Cultural Foundation), the Nomadic Residency-project (Iran, Arts Council Korea) and the Gyeonggi Creation Center-Residency-program.
09. November 2019. Saturday 2 pm
10. October 2019. Thursday, 8 pm
einBuch.haus and nomadelab
GyeongGi Cultural Foundation
1 – 7 pm (Tue. – Fri.)
11 am – 4 pm (Sat.)
closed on Sunday and Monday
einBuch.haus /Florastraße 61, 13187 Berlin