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Seung Hoon Park’s Photographic Tapestries

Seung Hoon Park

Seung Hoon Park

To create each of Seoul-based artist Seung Hoon Park‘s images for the series Textus, Park chops up strips of 8mm or 16mm film and weaves them together to create larger images that depict well-known and iconic landmarks and buildings from all over the world. In doing so, each image emits an otherworldly quality—one part a definite representation of a specific site and one-part entirely fantastical.

After creating these “tapestries,” Park uses an 8×10 camera to create a more texturally seamless, cohesive surface. The image is smooth, as we would expect, but it has the feel of a woven textile, like an archaic tapestry that once hung in the castle walls of our photographic memory.

All images courtesy of the Susan Spiritus Gallery.

Seung Hoon Park

Seung Hoon Park

Seung Hoon Park

Seung Hoon Park

Seung Hoon Park

Seung Hoon Park