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About Something Is Not Only Limited To You - Woonyung JA

1 Mar - 31 May 2018

Woonyung JA

I consider the place to be aesthetic material and I record the public phenomenon that occurs at the place.

For me, Hangang River(Called the miracle of the Han River) was where sand beach stretched endlessly and minnows were swimming around in the clear water. The present of Hangang River is not what it was. Like the Italian film Cinema Paradiso, the place experienced in the childhood disappeared and lives only in the image. However, are the memories in the form of image really true? The truth I believe in is only based on very fragile, variable, and distortable memories. So I visited the place of my memory. I found the stories of the deceased, theirs clothes and diaries on the riverside. After I faced the fragments of others, I could escape from the inner self and start to talk to them. My work represents a "psychological environment" in which the physical, social place and my image of the surroundings of the Hangang River collide.

I have worked with the conflict between the space of personal memories and of others around Seoul and its aftermath.

In ZK/U  I'd like to continue my previous work, but it will be more about the social space. To observe lone individuals and to record her/his experience of the neighborhood enables me not only to find the public in city or society, but also to expose the capitalist system which hinders us from seeing our neighbors.

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