RYU BIHO - ‘Letter from the Netherworld’ at #KünstlerhausBethanien in Berlin (Jan 2018)


In his filmic works Ryu Biho explores human emotions such as mourning, suffering, despair and empathy, evolving from personal and political conflicts or ideological confrontations.For Ryu, the starting point for Letter from the Netherworld – the title refers to the ancient myth of Orpheus’ ultimately tragic journey into the netherworld – was the image of a contemporary tragedy that pervaded the media world-wide in autumn 2015: a small boy from Syria, drowned while escaping across the sea and found dead on a holiday beach in southern Turkey. For the artist, the image is a symbol of our contemporary tragic reality.
In the exhibition space Ryu has engaged with this situation within the framework of an immersive spatial installation in the form of various stagings (“mises en-scène”), approaching the events from the periphery. In a presentation consisting of photos, video projections and a meditative sound work,
 with a total of five works, offers visitors the same number of “emotional spaces”, into which they can immerse themselves individually and pause for thought.

Work experience

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Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Germany
Sound - Der Dritte Klang in Berlin (Oct 2019) / Sound - island of is and yours in Berlin (July 2019) / Sound - RYU BIHO - ‘Letter from the Netherworld’ in Berlin (Jan 2018) / Sound - Short screening night "Good Friends" in Berlin (Nov 2017) /Sound - Sun Sphere Reigns - Vernissage Hosted by Anomalie Art Club in Berlin (Oct 2017) / Sound-Dialog:different vocabulary in Berlin (Sep 2017) / Sound - " Bi-um" in Berlin (Mar 2017) / Sound - The Corner Room Gallery Exhibition in Berlin (Jan 2017) / Sound - "Triangle" in Berlin (Dec 2016) / Sound - "Fantomoj" at UDK in Berlin (Oct 2016) / Sound - Heineken #Capture The City (Jul 2015) / Music - Motorbike Midwife in London (Sep 2013) / Sound - 2012 Absolut ELYX Launch Promo, Seoul (Jun 2012) / Sound - Honda Intersection CR-Z in Paris (Sep 2011) / Sound - Attic Fantastic, Collaboration with Eley Kishimoto, London (Sep 2011) / Sound - Battersea, A Short Film, London (July 2011) / Music - Jas M.B. AW 2011 , London (Apr 2011) / Music - Dr. Brown from FIASCO Magazine, London (Mar 2011) / Sound - Eley Kishimoto Promotion, London (Oct 2010) / Sound Director - MTV Network (2005_2009)