Jae Kang INOUTIN, 2019
Agricultural pipe, timber posts and fishing nets. 16000 x 24000 x 3000 mm.
Space, in and out, on and under, up and down, close and open. We don’t often realise how complex space is, yet we are always surrounded by it, experiencing it and breathing it in. Space also can be paradoxical and ideological. With a simple line, we define the space as ‘in and out’ but it can be reversed by where you are.
This large architectural installation of colourful fishing nets delivers a tactile and spatial experience – one that stimulates the imagination and invites interaction by touching and walking, around and through.
Using fishing nets, the most common material for this maritime industry, Kang delineates spatial zones without the use of walls, and allows viewing from either side, simultaneously promoting notions of catchment and freedom. INOUTIN plays with the question of who is trapped and who is free, where ‘in’ and ‘out’ are, and who the outsider is.