Team Depot imagines stories take place in artworks stored in the Depot.
The Team Depot has an office in Love Your Depot, and we research and interpret artworks in our storage and artists to produce content for a creative archive.
Every team member shares and discusses throughout working processes, and we work together, releasing content online and offline.
All members are voluntary and have their production channels.
Sunmin Kim, ‹BODY-TAROT›, 2019, YouTube channel
She reads the future of the work with tarot cards.
Kim Jisu, <non-built-in>, 2020, video, 6’ 57’’
In a performance video <non-built-in>, Jisu recites the log of installation written by her in the field and uses her body as a place where she remembers the physical situation during Love Your Depot built in the museum.
She sings about the land of the white cube in the first chapter, the land of the Team Depot office rooftop in the second and the land of the Five-Story Tower where the artworks are stored, in the third chapter.
The sequence of images runs in reverse order, from the state of the current exhibition hall (the Depot) to the state of the white cube where nothing built-in.
Yerim Park, Sound Collecting, 2020, audio and video
Synopsis: Optional stories recorded by collecting sounds of works in <Love Your Depot>.
Jiho Park, <We All Dance>, 2019, performance, 2min 20sec
Watching waltz lesson videos from YouTube, Jiho dances with Seunghye Hong’s work, <We All 우리 모두>, stored in the depot. (Performers: Jisu Kim, Yerim Park, Jiho Park, Donghyun Lee, Hanbyol Cho, Yerim Park)
Jiho Park, <Workroom>, 2019, website
It is a Website-type online workspace for Jiho. Contents and archive data related to LUD are uploaded and remote operation enables the operator to know which screen the audience in front of the monitor is watching in real-time.
Choong-geun Yoon, <Dangsineui Chang-go Sarang>, 2019, video installation, 3’’, 120×68cm
The video manifests the words Love Your Depot.
Choong-geun Yoon, Design for <What I saw in the exhibition hall: Scene, Work and Performance>, 2020, six zines on the wall, 105×148mm each of them.
Choong-geun Yoon designed six essays of Hanbyol Cho to make works as Zine. (art zine: an independently published booklet) Choong-geun arrange the text and photos tilted, like the form that stickers and tapes attached at an angle on the boxes containing artworks. He decided the angle to make the baseline of the text on the wall horizontal to the floor.
Clinging acts (Performance), 2019 (Performers: Jiho Park, Choong-geun Yoon, Donghyun Lee)
Three performers hugging each other follow around the Depot's track, like trains run on the railway.
The leading performer raises the paper high, which contains the text about the process of logistics. The others, while following the shaky printed paper, read aloud some sentences they catch.
It implies that the artworks piled up in the Depot arrived at the exhibition hall in the museum, by going through the complex procedures.
Clinging acts, 2020, single channel video, 2min 22sec (Performers: Jiho Park, Choong-geun Yoon, Donghyun Lee)
This video is documentation of the series of performances.
Including the performance ‘Clinging act (2019)’, performed by three men running around in the Depot’s track, three performers recorded performances reading the process of logistics in various ways in different places at the exhibition hall.
What I saw in the exhibition hall: Scenes, Works and Performances (Writing), 2019-2020
Hanbyol writes about the paintings, sculptures, performances, and the scenes she saw in the exhibition hall.
She is exploring possible ways to describe the images that are often hard to put in words.For example, to explain an abstract painting, she schematizes the parts of the work.
In other cases, to deliver the impression she got from works, she writes poems or short novels.
To perform with the written texts, Hanbyol claps or uses the wood bar to make recurrent sounds while reading, and by doing so she tries to make the recite resemble a play.
(Performance image of ‘Cornerstone’, 2019. Performers: Hanbyol Cho, Yerim Park)
List of texts
Donghyun Lee, Clinging Acts
Jihyun Jung·Jewyo Rhii, Fallen after Flight
Seeun Kim, Grab and Run
Seoyoung Chung, Cornerstone
Suzanne Valadon, The Abandoned Doll·Edgar Degas, Breakfast after Bath
*Translation in progress.
<Poster of guideline for Love Your Depot and Team Depot>, 2019, 380x614mm
<Wanna Be Comfortable With U | Deopt ASMR — reading the guideline of Team Depot, whispering voice and paper sound>, 2019, single channel video, 4’ 31”
She slowly whispers about the list of guidelines, hiding and sometimes showing her face behind the printed paper of it.
Jihee Han, <WE ALL>, 2019, single channel video, 4min 34sec
Jihee makes miniatured pieces of artworks in LUD, and thus recalls the process of making the work.
Junwon, our teenage member, uses digital devices to collect various visual information of the Depot and create contents in the way he enjoys.
Junwon Kang, <Seunghye Hong, We All>, 2019, signle channel video, 6min 2sec
Junwon Kang, <Jihyun Jung>, 2019, signle channel video, 2min 48sec
Junwon Kang, <Corner Stone>, 2020, signle channel video, 38sec