Woven Milieu (2011) 30'
“What are you filming? You seem to look out on nothing. ” When I make a video of trees, a few of people come to me and talk to me like that. Even there’s a gigantic tree in front of my camcorder. In this city, people does not care the presence of trees. For me, trees’ regular but irregular magical shapes are the most outstanding in this city. Also, I see the invisible string, which links me with trees, in terms of the weak presence in this city.
As I confront trees to capture their images, I could hear what I’ve never heard, see what I’ve never seen, and think what I’ve never thought. For several hours I am opposite trees, numerous people and cars were passing by us. Even though people in the city might not notice the presence of tress, they have been watching everything around them, like personal events, accidents and crime. They might remember all. As standing at the same place, the trees there not only witness those but also weave and bind people passing by.
2012. 3 | Korean Art Show 2012 - Special Exhibition, New York, New York
2012. 1 | 'CONFLUX', Pearl Conard Gallery, Mansfield, OH
2011. 5 | 'Graduate Thesis Show' , Sullivan Gallery, Chicago,IL