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Emotional Landscapes

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I Think Those Things Today, Video, 4’12”, 2014

     We are born in the middle of our parents’ existence. To our parents, there is no ‘us’. Our parents began with our nonexistence. To our parents, we didn’t exist. At their beginning, there is no ‘us’. Because they made us born, we were born with our parents. In other words, we are the person originating from our parents’ existence. Because of it, we have selfish thought that we don’t want to feel our parents’ nonexistence. That’s because we know the fear we do feel when existence turn into nonexistence through precedent experience. The fear becomes bigger when my parents let their parents go. And those events remind me fact our parents had their parents and make me think uncertain anxiety about the future as my parents’ child, rather than sorrow when our parents let their parents go. Video clip begins with a casual conversation between video director and her father. And then narration is overlapped by dialogue scene in the car, the place for going to someplace together. The purpose is to show director’s ironic view that she thinks parent’s nonexistence in the small place, a best place to recognize our parents’ existence. It occurs to me again. Through the work, the artist wants to draw the similar thought audiences have had. 

Ja-up-ja-deuk, Video, 3’54”, 2014

     ‘Ja eop ja deuk’ means well-earned punishment. This video clip started from the question why people seek self-comforting by blaming other person for their fault, not reflecting on themselves. Above all, artist tries to deliver the message through video because she also recognizes her ‘ja eop ja deuk’. In the video, she assembles B.B gun, open to ages 14. And she aims the gun at walking family, cigarette, flower, pinwheel, which are objects that there is nothing to do with her and her problem. She even aims at ‘you’! It starts, although she is already over 14 and well grown-up, she blames families who somewhat fulfill their responsibilities for her dissatisfaction. It tells her thought to condemn not her own self-dissatisfaction, pessimistic view, and fault, but other person or objects by aiming at them. The BB gun is loaded or not, which explains aiming itself has meaning whether it has bullet, having goal to aim at other object, and looks in vain. However, we should, at any cost, solve problems we ourselves cause. In the end, to stay out of the problem, she aims herself and exit. It means even though she understands the situation, it remains unsolved by aiming at other object, which means ‘exit from the problem’. 

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