We are living in The Forth Industrial Revolution era. Data is one of the most important factors in The Forth Industrial Revolution era. Situations where we live are transferred to data and it is understood by those data. These circulations also become data and keep going infinitively. In the face reading theory, every single detail in the face is information of person’s life likewise the palm reading. The form of ID picture is produced in order to provide information and it is used as data as it is. Using large-scale ID self-portrait photos, I present a factual representation of information about identity as data by experimenting visually and focusing on eastern theories and philosophy.
The project is about cultural relativism in the food issue. As the first step, dog meat and foie gras, that have a different cultural status, are compared and contrasted. Both objects are put in various angles to break down the one side of perspective that causes this phenomenon. Furthermore, by deconstructing the elements surrounding this issue and recombining through the exchange of each culture of recipes, this work questions the cause and solution of this phenomenon.
Is it tragedy or not?, 2017
Globalization has grown with the development of technology and capitalism. It has not always had a positive effect on regional cultures. The custom of eating dogs is one example. Even though this particular cuisine has existed for a long time and in every continent’s history, it was not accepted in some nations and put on a sliding scale between cultural relativity and ethical absolutism. Through the project, I questioned where the borders of blame are in regard to other cultures by treating dog meat as an object in the style of a Dutch still-life painting that rose to prominence along with strong trade power in the 17th century. The title of this series comes from two mainly divided responses of the audience depending on where they were from, and what they have experienced.
Decisive Duration 'Gak'
Gak is a time unit which was used in pre-modern Korea. In this time system, one unit was defined 1 gak equals 15 minutes in our modern time unit. Gak is not a fixed concept of time rather it is durational. This project reinterprets this conception of time through photography. Shooting directly into the sun, the film is exposed for a duration of a gak. The resulting images are a contemplation on both time and how human vision is informed by photography.