Liquid Grounds consists of a series of glass objects and a silent video film. Liquid Grounds takes a micro perspective that addresses the issue of belonging and identity based on the ground.
Reminding of glass paperweights, the objects predominantly have round and organic shapes of various sizes. Looking through the glass like a camera lens, one can see relief surfaces on the bottom. The reliefs are fragments that were transferred into a silicone mold from different parts of an old wooden floor of my former house in Amsterdam and cast in glass in further processes. (The house was situated in an area that was ongoing a process of regeneration and gentrification. Now, both, the video film and the glass objects were produced in my current home in South Korea) In Liquid Grounds the floor's surface becomes visible in the glass objects reminiscent of fossile imprints. In a video film recorded in 4K resolution, the glass objects reveal some kind of inner life as if they were living organisms. As if viewed through a microscope, they look like microorganisms moving on a black background. These organisms appear alone, in groups, or in pairs, and drift in and out of the picture frame. All movements of the objects were filmed completely manually with a floating light box on a water tank.
making silicon molds of wooden floor at my home in Amsterdam Noord