The Guryong Walks

multi media installation, 1920 x 1080 video, gouache on paper, 23:25 mins, 40 x 40 cm, 2015

At the center of this piece is the documentation of 8 performances held in Seoul’s public space.
Here, the outlines of a soon-to- be-evicted shanty town in Seoul’s upscale district Gangnam served as a blueprint for a series of walks in Seoul’s public space - such as the rebuild palace, the financing district or the soccer world cup park. In these places, the outlines of the settlement were retraced as a video walk, re-performing a structure of virtual and political invisibility. Using both GPS and the body as measurement and drawing tools, the walks try to explore the making of places. The work is a reflection on the image of society we create by the technology we use and the city spaces we build.

 

See video here: Vimeo