Jin Kwang Kim, Shelf-Life
22,5 x 15 cm, 152 p, softcover, English
Published by Werkplaats Typografie/ ArtEZ University of the Arts
Drawing on the theories of linguistic, epistemological and aesthetic philosophy, Jin Kwang Kim collects a variety of written and visual pieces on the notion of spirituality and spiritualism. The writing ranges from academic reflections on Nietzsche to personal letters written to fictional figures, with contributions from Paul Elliman. Set in the middle of this edition, a photographed series of crockery and secondhand trinkets tampers with temporality, and suggest the depth of experience in ordinary objects repurposed for new life.