Doi Kim (she/her)

How can we locate ourselves differently, beyond the confines of time and place? Is it possible to escape the histories and memories that keep us trapped in our insurmountable differences?

My prints, videos, and installations feature mythical creatures with human characteristics, non-human proxies that simulate human experience. They may grow, move, speak in anthropomorphic ways, but they have intensely fluid relationships to the grounds from which they emerge.

Much of my work depicts sensory organs—eyes, nerves, muscles, skin—in ways that are visceral and strange. The body is where we encounter the world. It is where we hold traumas, both personal and intergenerational, that shape the stories that make us who we are. But nothing is fixed in this landscape. Our cellular and perceptual states are fluid and changeable. My work aims to heighten, reimagine, and emphasize the imaginative possibilities of this space.

These sensory representations invite new ways of thinking, and feeling, the encounter between bodies and collective identities.

Work

Pearls: Quaternary Structure (Hemoglobin)
Pearls: Quaternary Structure (Hemoglobin)

Digital image, Dimension variable 2021

Pearls: Tertiary Structure (Relationship) 3
Pearls: Tertiary Structure (Relationship) 3

Digital image, Dimension variable 2021

Pearls: Primary Structure (Globe) 0
Pearls: Primary Structure (Globe) 0

Digital image, Dimension variable 2021

Pearls: Quaternary Structure (Hemoglobin)
Pearls: Quaternary Structure (Hemoglobin)

Digital image, Dimension variable 2021

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Doi Kim Thesis Presentation 2021