MEET ME AT THE EAGLE
Meet me at the Eagle
HD video(color, sound, 7’ 41”), Harmonium, carpet, trophy, poster, dimensions variable, 2014
A harmonium installed at the entrance of the exhibition space as a prelude to Yi's works, inducing the audience to fully immerse themselves in the artist's fictionalized world. Yi interweaves information, text, historical events and myths into plausible realities; her interactions with the characters and her responses to the unfolding series of events convey her own expectations, desires and limitations.
The video component of this installation is filmed at Macy’s department store in Philadelphia, which has the largest working pipe organ in the world, still performed twice every office day.
Appearance: Midori Okuyama, Um Insung, Yi Yunyi
"Carmen Suit No. 2" written by Georges Bizet (Live recording of Wanamaker Organ Daily Concert)
"La Mama Morta" sung by Maria Callas in the movie, <Philadelphia, 1993>
Tom Hanks and Josh Baskin play on the Big Piano in the movie, <Big, 1988>
on the occasion of Yi Yunyi's solo exhibition, <A Round Turn and Two Half-Hitches>, Jun 20 - July 27 2014, Insa Art Space, 89 Changdeokgung-gill, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea
6/20/2014 - 7/27/2014, Insa Art Space, Seoul, Korea
5/16/2012 - 6/16/2012, Hunter College / Times Square Gallery, New York, USA