|Description:||In January 2009, five civilians and one police officer were killed in a fire in the Youngsan 4th zone of Seoul, South Korea. The civilians were tenants of an apartment building that did not have enough money and power to resist forced eviction. I believe that images can occupy an emotional level of communication that goes beyond political propaganda while remaining true to social and historical context. I have tried to reinterpret the relationship between the true situation in Korea and the feeling of those disenfranchised by the government.
I am contemplating a meeting point where text represents the more objective background to the Korean situation and music, composed by a collaborator, represents an emotional reaction to that same situation.
This is not a project that focuses only on the situation in Korea. Because Korea lies somewhere between ‚Äúdeveloping‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúdeveloped,‚ÄĚ we can use the lessons learned to understand political conflict and human loss in other parts of the world. This brief is about the deaths of those consumed in the fire, but also the lives of ordinary people experiencing injustice every day.|