On November, 2016, Kiwon Hong, artist in residence in South Korea, presented a work in progress
from the project The reason; through video in the Central Hall of the house of ´ace.
During his artistic residency Hong visited different spaces and institutions of the city of Buenos
Aires linked to equestrian sports. His interest in horses lies the experience of an accident that the
artist had at a young age and his temporary loss of mobility. This has led him to focus a big part
of his work towards the reflection on the movement of living beings in relation to objects and the
temporal relations between subordinates/ subordinates.
In particular, in his time in Buenos Aires, Hong visited the racecourse of Palermo, a horse-saddles
factory where he sought to point out the importance of the manufacture of those objects that
mediate between humans and horses, and the German Equestrian Club, where he had the
opportunity to talk with a riding teacher, a blacksmith and a veterinarian.
His important research work in Buenos Aires has also been the beginning for the subsequent
development of his work, either in the video-art format or in objects and installations that include
sound as an important element.
This project was made in collaboration with Julian Matta