5 Channel HD Video Installation
2min excerpt from Installation view
Dimensions Vary, B/W, Sound
The Palgongsan Series is a five-channel HD video installation with five mini projectors.
"Palgongsan" is a local mountain in my old hometown in South Korea. There is a climbing trail and a popular Buddhist statue named "Gatbawi Budda" at the end of the trail. Every fall before the college entrance exam season begins, thousands of people line up on the trail to reach the statue and pray for their children to pass the exam. My grandmother used to make this trip every weekend to pray for her children, and now my mother often join in the line. This long line of praying people repeats every week.