VAN LEUVEN, Adriaan
"Shelf Life" is a special publication with thoughts and texts and images by Jin Kwang Kim (and Paul Elliman).
Jin’s work falls between a twin interest in spirituality, which can refer to the search for meaning in present life, and spiritualism, which often refers to a communication with a non- living spirit world from the past or the future. Both terms are formed by the word spirit, which itself derives from Latin spiritus “breath”, and therefore usually relates to non-physical substance in contrast with material things or the corporeal body. In this publication Jin follows his interest in language and graphic design as something that exists in both material forms and as part of a more ethereal or metaphysical spirit of life. [publisher's note]