The Guryong Walks is a video walk installation created in Seoul (South Korea), which superimposes the structure of a local shanty town on iconic places of the city’s public space.
The work revolves around the fact that the soon-to- be-evicted slum cannot be found as a settlement on online map services, while several yet to be build iconic places in Seoul metropolitan area are already signed up online as existing.
In the piece, the outlines of the shanty town serve as a blueprint for a series of walks in Seoul’s public space - such as the rebuild palace, the nancing 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.