Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Choi Jeong Hwa: Life, Life.


Balloons have a feeling of joy and play about them. Perhaps it is the bright colours, sense of occasion or happy memories of balloons at fetes, Royal Shows, birthdays and other celebrations throughout life that brings about this response. Finally I made it into the city today to see Life, Life by Choi Jeong Hwa at Gallery Central, Perth. Imagine filling a large room at an education facility with hundreds, no thousands of balloons. What fun! And it certainly was enough to make me burst into laughter at the delight of it all. As it has now been a few days since the opening of this exhibition, some of the balloons had deflated or burst. The floor was becoming a metaphor for the passing of these objects of fun, vibrancy and joy. Life, Life was beginning to  be no more. A reflection on life for us all and perceptively shown through Choi's wit and humour. 

7 comments:

  1. I love the meaning you've translated through this fabulous, fun vibrant image Rae!

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  2. How wonderful. A riot of colour. A picture of happiness. My goodness Perth has certainly been abuzz lately. Thx for bringing it to us.

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  3. Certainly hope they had a machine to inflate all those balloons. I'd like to be there when the installation is dismantled. Wonder how they'll do that?

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  4. Brought a smile to my face too, thanks for posting. I guess you could visit this room every day for a week and it would look different each time, very clever idea.

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