Sangji Yun. St Lucas School of Arts Antwerp. New Graduates 2015

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Published: 13.07.2015
Sangji Yun. Brooch: Shi-gan, the passage of time, 2015. Paper, steel. 3 x 7.8 x 4 cm. Photo by: Sangji Yun. Sangji Yun
Brooch: Shi-gan, the passage of time, 2015
Paper, steel
3 x 7.8 x 4 cm
Photo by: Sangji Yun
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Time is expressed in two different ways in Korean: Shi-gak and Shi-gan. Shi-gak consists of two meanings, the moment (Shi) and engraving (Gak). Therefore, Shi-gak translates as an engraving made with the passage of time. Shi-gan, on the other hand, consists of Shi (moment) and Gan (in-between). Shi-gan therefore represents space between moments, and the sense of space is embedded within the word.