Kim’s art practice generally responds to disappearances of different sorts and makes restorative gestures. This has ranged from mixed media works commemorating people forcibly ‘disappeared’ during oppressive political regimes ( Appendix from South Africa’s Truth Commission final report, and Indice from Brazil’s Truth Commission final report) to largescale paintings about scorned urban space ( Shapeshifters ), visualising statistics of vulnerable species ( Red List series), sculpting and performing a San instrument of communication from archival documentation into a sound art installation ( Honey Hunters ) and exploring financial crisis through word play ( Mother of all Firewalls ). New work underway variously explores future cities, the anthropocene and financial shenanigans.
The albums below are entry points into particular bodies of work.
*For a portfolio of current and available work, click here.
*TV interview by Northern Visions on the occasion of delivering a keynote address to an art symposium on performance art, Being in Public, at Belfast School of Art: ‘In Focus’ programme