J Meejin Yoon (Seoul, Korea, 1972)
New York: Printed Matter / The Whitney Museum of American Art, 2003.
12.5 x 10 cm.
A book sculpture/artist’s book that is a memorial to the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.
“A solid white block of thick stock cardboard pages, the book’s ‘text’ consists of one pinhole and two identical squares die-cut into each of its one-hundred-and-twenty pages – one for each story of the towers including the antenna mast. These removed elements lead the reader floor by floor through the missing buildings towards the final page where the footprint of the entire site of the World Trade Center is die-cut into a delicate lattice of absent structures. The simplicity of Yoon’s materials and her use of repetition speak, without words, about unspeakable loss. At the same time, as a scale model of a vanished architectural site, it operates on a larger cultural level by commemorating the site itself.” — publisher’s statement.
J. Meejin Yoon is an architect, designer and educator. She is the founder of MY Studio, co-founder of Höweler + Yoon Architecture, LLP and an Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Awarded the United States Artist Award in Architecture and Design in 2008, the Athena RISD Emerging Designer Award in 2008, Architecture Records Design Vanguard Award in 2007, the Architecture Leagues Emerging Voices Award in 2007, and the Rome Prize in Design in 2005, Yoons work has been widely recognized for its innovative and interdisciplinary nature. Her design research investigates new intersections between space, technology and materiality. – MIT Education Faculty website.
Fonte imagem: https://www.antennebooks.com/books/j-meejin-yoon-absence