관리자 2020-09-05 00:00
KIM Heecheon, A Drill, 2020, Banner installation, 1,500×700cm (2), Tower in Old Town
A new work will be presented at a Tower (Parking lot) with the story Daily Walking Rehearsals by BAK Solmay. I started the new work with BAK Solmay’s story, more specifically with a paragraph including the quote”those who think unceasingly of
what must come to be, and tirelessly search for it in the present.” In this paragraph, the writer deals with the American Cultural Center arson incident and Kim Eun-Suk, who was a core/key figure/main character of the incident, keeps asking herself about the event in Gwangju (involving the Gwangju Democratization Movement)in May 1980 and wondering about the meaning of this time after the event. A narrator insists that Kim Eun-Suk says “At the same time, I could tell that they’d repeatedly asked themselves: ‘What if I’d been in Gwangju in May, 1980…?” (53) repeatedly at the first time. But suddenly the narrator says that (changes his/her opinion?) Kim Eun-Suk says “it hadn’t been a question of ‘what if’ that they’d posed repeatedly to themselves, but the very fact that anyone had been there in Gwangju at the time,” and I started my work from there.
-From artist’s note