Pop-up Weekend in Paris. Spring is here!

March, 2014
WEARING CITIES is a meditation on urban rhythms. A special sneak preview of this exhibition will take place on March 28th, 29th, and 30th at EUNHWA showroom, 19 rue Claude Bernard, 75005 Paris, 10h – 19h. The opening will be held on Saturday 29, from 18h.

WEARING CITIES is a multi-media art project, directed by Simo Neri, in collaboration with sound designer Jun Mizumachi, fashion designer Eunhwa Kim, and filmmaker Gabrielle Lubtchansky.

Every city has a unique, recognizable presence. Ordinary urban details that we take for granted enter our consciousness subliminally, and we try to make sense out of this chaos. We become aware of the city’s unique rhythms.

With this show we invite the public to experience cities through art, as a subjective, sensorial, cognitive mapping tool. We invite them to feel the rhythmic quality of a city.

See the city, hear the city, wear the city, BE the city!

"I experience myself in the city, and the city exists through my embodied experience. I dwell in the city and the city dwells in me." Juhani Pallasmaa, architect and author of 'The Eyes of the Skin"
Jun Mizumachi creates and captures sounds from his environment, and then breaks them down digitally, creating original compositions that express the varying moods of city life. Experience the power of sound over the imagination.
Eunhwa Kim translates two-dimensional art into three-dimensional, moving forms that can be worn as symbols of belonging. A special line of clothing - "Inside/Outside" - will be worn by a random selection of city dwellers and presented in an original video by Gabrielle Lubtchansky.
Finding inspiration in the complex sensorial environments of cities like New York and Paris, I have produced a number of photographic compositions printed on "soft" media such as canvas, silk, and rubber. My cities can be worn, hung, walked on, or stepped through.

Walking (detail) 2014
digital print on silk
35.5 in x 119 in