Art and Design Projects
'I create transformational experiences, by creating a design, art pieces, words...' - Kelima K
Photo gallery (below):
Kelima K's signature Transformation Cloaks, a collaboration with artist, LEE Mingwei for the ‘Sonic Blossom’ exhibits.
White Feather Kimono for artist Terence Koh, and private commissioned projects.
About the 'Transformation Cloaks
'Sound waves travel the labyrinth of folds, creating a magical experience, for the giver and recipient' -Kelima K
The first 'Transformation Cloak' was created for the 'Sonic Blossom' exhibit at the National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in South Korea, and other museums.
Artist and friend, Lee Mingwei, commissioned another Transformation Cloak collaboration, for the Museum of Fine Arts exhibit, in the spring of 2015.
When I saw the rich colors of the paintings and room at the Museum of Fine Arts, where the exhibit would be held, I felt compelled to design the second Transformation Cloak to reflect the rich colors of the paintings in the room. Mingwei enthusiastically agreed, and selected brilliant, embroidered obis from Japan, a perfect complement to the colors, and mood of the MFA exhibit room.
Mingwei's 'Sonic Blossom' project, came to him while caring for his mother, who was recovering from heart disease. Together, they listened to healing, powerful Schubert Lieders. Mingwei was thus inspired to create “sonic Blossom’, a piece about gift giving through song.
He explained that in his 'Sonic Blossom' show, an opera singer gives a gift of song to a museum guest. This sparked a challenge within me: to find a way to endow the cloak, with the power to transform the wearer into a magical being, and thus, I christened it the 'Transformation Cloak'. Furthermore, I endow each cloak with special powers; Whoever wears the cloak, acquires the ability to transmit the gift of music.
'Sonic Blossom', and the 'Transformation Cloak', was exhibited at the Met Museum, NY in October 2015, followed by museum exhibits throughout Europe and the USA.
'Sonic Blossom', and the 'Transformation Cloak', were recently exhibited in Paris at the Centre Pompidou Oct. 10 - Nov.4 2018.
The exhibit was recently at the Museum MACAN in Jakarta November - March 10, 2019.
In late January 2019, I completed another 'Transformation Cloak' for an exhibit this Spring. Details to be announced on our instagram and Facebook accounts.