Operating as Baby Reni, Irene Ha metabolises bliss not as obliviousness but as hypersensitivity to relentless input of information; a fullness with everything at once. At the foundation of her artistic macrocosm is her own bedroom. Feeling alienated from the categorical expectations of cultural dichotomies, she takes shelter within her own four walls and turns to the digital realm, where all events have long become equal. Why be anywhere when you could be everywhere?
BLISS, as a small pop-up defile in the hallways of Felix Merits as part of unpacking the 3Package Deal, Baby Reni doubles down on the fascination with exhibitionist domesticity. An embarrassing moment becomes a luxury item — a glass nose ring resembling a snot bubble. The acetone-printed hoodies recycle previous works into wearable memories, which are more lounge than streetwear (and too deliberately white for reckless inner-city posturing anyway).