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The Dresses

Tae Gon Kim

7PM 'til 7AM

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Southern Lights

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Queen Victoria Gardens

St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3004

Time

7PM 'til 7AM

The Dresses

Tae Gon Kim

7PM - 7AM


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