Jean Shin
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Links, 2015

Digital print on adhesive and
gold reflective film
44 in h x 34 ft w
Installation in the Olson Gallery
Bethel University, MN


Links explores how chains vary from industrial to artisanal and the inherent contradictions of their historical and contemporary use. At one scale the chain is a precious object, a delicate and refined accessory of fashion. Change the material and the scale, and the joined links become heavy and take on the attributes of confinement, burden, and restraint. Links captures moments of chains in photographs from industrial environments, art historical contexts, fashion, and everyday use.

 

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