by Haegue Yang
This work builds upon Haegue Yang’s original Grid Bloc (2000), an earlier study showing Yang’s interest in ways to resist industrial standardizations. Through her frequent use of millimeter paper for her artistic practice, Yang discovered that certain color or dimensional schemes are not included in regular graph paper production for the general stationary market. Grid Bloc contains different grid line intervals in various colors. With these new grids Yang inserts ‘unindustrialized’ norms into the market.
The 2013 version in size A3 escapes from the 90 degree design and reflects compositions of Yang’s collage series Trustworthies, in which patterns from inside security envelopes are composed onto a graph paper background. The color, angle, form, and division of lines entertain fantasies about this graph paper’s use as a background for future Trustworthies production.