Recalling (Memory Machine)
2 Photographs
Desktop Video, 9:42 minutes, silent

Gwacheon Jugong Complex 1, 1981-2017

This project commemorates the demolition of Gwacheon Jugong Complex 1, where a childhood friend, H, and I grew up in. H lived in this complex from his birth until his first son was born. The desktop video "Recalling (Memory Machine)" documents a virtual walk taken using google map into the neighbourhood two years after its demolition was completed. The live satellite view shows the construction zone, while switched to a street view mode, it shows how it used to be. Such experience is purely visual, dry, and technical, while it resonates with memory. I was interested in the tension created when experiencing the technology with such a strong nostalgia and emotional charge.