Utopia is an installation which develop the use of archives to explore
the history of New Songdo, South Korea. Meeting with members of the Historic Research Institute of Incheon allowed me to question the choice of creating there the showcase of South Korean expertise in new technologies and some 200 years
before its construction. Theatre of the Korean War, U.S. bombing
North Korean troops, Chinese invasions, Japanese colonization, clashes
with Russia and the first port of South Korea opened to the world, many
strata that can help to fell this future already under construction.
Far from wanting to answer these questions, this work brings together
Video and photography and tends to produce a " disposal " of the spectator in the heart of this which could well be a radical change in our lifestyle.
3 films - s16 mm transfered on digital frames // photographs // archives // variable sizes.
This work was supported by the Fotografiemuseum FOAM Amsterdam
with the support of Le Fresnoy - National Studio for Contemporary Arts,
ENSP - National French School of Photography,
The Incheon Art Platform,
KOFIC Korean Film Council and Kodak Korea.
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Collapse under construction // ed.7 + 2 AP // 80 x 100 cm // 2010
Cloudy skies are often quiet // ed.3 + 1 AP // 120 x 150 cm // 2010
Personal translator // ed.5 + 2 AP // 29,5 x 40 cm // 2010
Variation 2 // ed. 5 + 2AP // 22,5 x 30 cm // 2010
Business in progress // ed.5 + 2AP // 29,5 x 40 cm // 2010
Privacy // ed.5 + 2AP // 22,5 x 30 cm // 2010
NO TITLE, Welcome to New Songdo // ed.5 + 2AP // 2010
Russian bomber boat in the bay of Chemulpo - 1904
One of the seven Incheon dams - 1917
Downtown Incheon during Japanese occupation - 1920
Dock landing of goods at Chemulpo [Incheon Port] - 1940
American bombing of down. Incheon during the Korean War - 1950
Past // ed. 5 + 1 AP // s16 mm - on digital frame - 14 min - in loop
Present // ed.5 + 1 AP // s16 mm - on digital frame - 17 min - in loop
Futur as you said // ed. 5 + 1 AP s16 mm on dig. frame 10 min loop