Unfamiliar Mass

Cut a cross-section through Hye-Yeon Park’s crystal ring and you’ll uncover the hidden – and instantly familiar – profile of a polar bear. How, asks Park, can we possibly recall such an animal if we have never actually seen one? By concealing the bear within an unrecognisable form, Unfamiliar Mass highlights the illusory nature of memories that are shaped only by our wishful imagination and impressions gleaned from two-dimensional visual media. Without real experiences to refer to, our recollections within a digital world may become similarly fragmented and biased.