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Yang Ah ham
Invisible Clothes
Fiction expérimentale | hdv | couleur | 13'31'' | Coree du Sud / | 2008
`Invisible Clothes` is a quasi-sci-fi film about the conversation between a scientist and a fashion stylist on invisible clothes, reflects upon one`s ego constituted by the gaze of others and the subject perceiving that ego. An abundance of metaphors and satire exposes the absurdity of contemporary society, which constantly produces human desire. "The Other holds a secret-the secret of what I am. He makes me be, and thereby he possesses me, and this possession is nothing other than the consciousness of possessing me. (...) the Other steals my being from me." - Jean-Paul Sartre
Yang Ah Ham lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Seoul, Korea. She has lived in different cities and deals with society and individuals` lives through this experience. Yang Ah Ham showed her continuous project, `Adjective Life in the Nonsense Factory` in ArtSonje Center, Seoul 2010 followed by `Transit Life` in Gumho Museum of Art, Seoul 2005 and `Dream...in Life` in Insa ArtSpace, Seoul 2004. Her works also has been exhibited in Art of Communication :Anri Sala, Yang Ah Ham, Philippe Parreno, Jorge Pardo,The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul,2011; Gwangju Biennale, Gwangju 2010; Shanghai Biennale, Shanghai 2008; Busan Biennale, Busan 2006. She was awarded Arts Award of the Year, Arts council Korea 2005 and nominated for Hermes Art Prize, Hermes Foundation 2008. Her monograph was published in 2011 supported by Mondriaan Foundation. Currently she was involved in the artist initiative project,`be mobile in immobility`(DEPO, Istanbul 2011, Total Museum, Seoul 2011) as a co-organizer . She studied at; New York University, New York; Seoul National University, Seoul; and did the following Artist in Residence, Platform Garanti contemporary Art Center, Istanbul 2010; Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam 2006-7; ISCP, The International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York 2003; ArtPace, San Antonio, U.S. 2000.