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When we love someone deeply, sometimes we want to be that person or imagine ourselves melting into them.
French artist Tae Gon Kim’s ethereal work, The Dresses shapes hundreds of fibre-optic strands into the form of three beautiful and extravagant gowns suspended in darkness – apparitions, shimmering from the realms of fantasy. Slowly the illuminated optical fibre in each dress changes colour, symbolising its history and transformation over time. Each of the dresses weaves its own story of relationships, love and intimacy – inviting adoration and adornment alongside immersion and transformation.
‘I want to be one, I want it to be as if we were united, enclosed in the same bag of skin, clothing being the smooth envelope of the coalescing material which is actually my imaginary lover.’Roland Barthes, Fragment A Lover's Discourse
Tae Gon Kim is an artist from South Korea who lives in Strasbourg, France. A draughtsman and a designer. Tae Gon Kim translates emotions into technical statements.