Jean Shin
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Safety Net, 2002

Discarded nylon straps and rivets

3 units: overall dimensions variable

Installation at space imA, Seoul, Korea, 2002

Installation at University Art Museum, Albany, NY, 2005

Yellow nylon straps—commonly used to wrap around heavy cargo—were salvaged from a defunct book printing factory and riveted together to form a dense web. The straps were then returned to the factory space and installed in the form of an expansive safety net. Safety Net represents our need for assurance in a world where books and other forms of the printed word are increasingly becoming replaced by digital media.

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