The things that adults see every day and take for granted are seen through a fresh perspective as children first begin to explore the world. Korean artist MyeongBeom Kim adopts a curious, child-like perspective, letting go of his experience-based knowledge and resetting his expectations for the normal. Thus, his imagination has led him to make connections between various objects: a sunflower replaces a light bulb’s tungsten wire; a tree replaces a candle’s wick. Can the light bulb shine as brightly as the sun? Can the candle flame glow as intensely as a forest fire?
In the piece he made specifically for the Very Fun Park, Kim uses colorful balloons to transform a shapeless “force” into something tangible. The balloons are attached to a chair that is missing a few legs, thus balancing it out and giving this “force” a graceful and poetic visualization.