Water, Wind, and Wave
In 2019, I had an opportunity to collaborate with Yiseol Kim, a novelist who wrote the novel Bad Blood. What interested me in the story was the idea of place associated with individuals' characteristics, which aligns with my sense of identity concerning a place. I took inspiration from the riverside area that evokes the location depicted in the novel. In a reflection of the protagonist who strives to overcome her unfortunate destiny by transforming a conventional family structure into a new family form, I attempted to deconstruct pre-existing landscapes to construct a new reality. I created a space where conditions become fluid, shifting, and ever-changing like water, which does not have a fixed structure. In the interpretation of conceptual transformation, I improvised the whole process of making the screen-prints. Without having a predetermined end, I spontaneously disassembled the images documented from the location into fragments and reassembled them in a juxtaposition of aquatic elements, multi-directional shapes, landscape references. The construction and deconstruction process through analog and digital methods resulted in images that explore the intersection of desire, place, and origin.