The Korean artist's first monograph, 6,070,430K OF DIGITAL SPIT includes an exchange between Caroline A. Jones and Anicka Yi on scent, ethnicity, and symbiotic microorganisms, words from Johanna Burton on networks and extra-visual means, and an essay by Alise Upitis on the irreducible ambiguity of Yi's work.
Born 1971 in Seoul, Anicka Yi lives and works in New York. She has embedded tempura-fried flowers, acrylic paint, and vinyl tubing in glycerin soap and resin; floated a cow's stomach in hair gel inside a transparent Longchamp handbag; and created a perfume from the bacteria of 100 women.
Intertwining the seemingly permanent and the perishable, Yi's work reorders the chemical and cultural forces that privilege containment over leakage, apathy over empathy, and elevate sight above all other senses.
Published by Mousse Publishing
20 x 24 cm