Ivetta Sunyoung Kang is an interdisciplinary conceptual artist and writer currently based in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal and Tkaronto/Toronto, Canada. Her practice is concerned with cinematic thinking, video installations, text, and performative/participatory work that propose future-oriented and reparative perception and movement. By doing so, her work attampts to ease mental disorders exacerbated by the dominant life model in excessive urbanism and post-colonialism. She examines the common patterns of everyday objects, human behaviors, and relationships with the surroundings until their subversions in social contexts and usages become poetically therapeutic. She has internationally presented her work at film festivals and galleries, including Jeon-Ju International Film Festival, Leonard Bina Ellen Gallery, M.A.I, SomoS Art House, Arlington Arts Center and etc. In 2016, She was shortlisted for the Simon Blais Award in Canada. She has recently published a poetry collection entitled Absent Seats.
Let’s face the question rising here:
where does this impulsive yet perpetual loving of mine come from toward whomever I encounter?
Which future of my humanity do I strive for?