Artist statement from the exhibition catalog for "Concept" at the Czong Institute for Contemporary Art, Gyeonggi-do, CICA Press, Gimpo, Korea, 2016
Fit in Your Jeans By Friday (Blue Noise), 2016, is a video that considers the construction of gendered identities and the aspirational aspects of celebrity culture. The video starts with a clip from a Kim Kardashian exercise video, which is slowly consumed by a blue monochrome color field. As Kardashian begins to describe the benefits of her workout regimen (fashion demands a hot body) her voice is overtaken by blue noise, a high frequency spectral sound which is similar to white noise. The work takes its color from the DVD packaging of Fit in Your Jeans By Friday: Amazing Abs Body Sculpt and is part of an exercise video trilogy by Kardashian. Monochromes present a utopic space, where no point has more value than another, and they also represent a void, an infinite window to nothing, which is compared here to the ever present cultural void of reality television. Easily dismissed as lowbrow, vapid entertainment, the presence of reality television and the Kardashians have shaped our collective identities, even if it they seem to function as background noise.