I call it my way of saying 'Noise of Daily Life' in the unfamiliar moments that are felt in everyday life (not just unfamiliar moments, but it also implies things that you don't want to feel, maybe you should feel.)
on the car through the endless grasslands of Alice Springs, Suddenly, I found a 'Emergency exit' sign in the car. For a moment, I was struck by a fear of death and Soon after, the design of the information board caught my eyes. Regardless of the meaning, I focused on the beauty of the image itself and took pictures. Subsequently I imagined breaking the window. The thoughts of 'scary' and 'pretty' were overlapped and erased. For me, the information board played a role as the medium of thought, and at the same time, its role as the actual role of the emergency situation guide did not work properly. It was only one image.
In this work, 'Emergency exit' sign worked as 'Noise of daily life'. The complex emotions felt in the signs seemed to be a sort of sensory confusion, and at one point it also led to insensitivity. I used everyday images to amplify this situation. They used daily life collected in Australia and everyday life collected in Korea as medium of complex emotions and encouraged sensory confusion. These experiments led me to agonize whether I was not rejecting the senses I felt in these float senses, or whether I was bringing in another sensation as if there was an error in synapses. I felt like a layer covering my feelings on the uncomfortable feelings settled inside. I had a question about the essence of my thoughts and feelings in these thoughts. Is my feelings and thoughts true? And are are the thoughts and emotions that we feel are really true?
In addition, I think that the same theory applies when I look at the social phenomenon of the Korean emergency exit, which is not directly reflected in the image. Emergency exit are everywhere like customs. However, the green emergency exit signs serves as only an illumination to illuminate the emergency staircase. And it is rarely used in practice. Moreover, the emergency stairs are not used in an emergency, but are used as warehouses of businesses, secret azit of lovers, and homeless houses. In other words, the sign is just an LED light with green light. Likewise, the layers of desire laid over the Korean emergency exits seemed to build up above their actual role and maybe it can't have played its original role. I would like to deal with more about this in later work.