Hye Yeon Nam: Wonderland

  • ©2007, Hye Yeon Nam





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Artist Statement:

    Space takes on multiple definitions. I understand space as the sum of cultural and social forces that act on me. Through space, my body feels all changes around me instantly and intimately. When I moved from Korea to the United States, my body became a gauge that not only felt my displacement and recognized the conformity inflicted on me in the United States, but also allowed me to deconstruct the hometown rules that I had taken for granted as normal.

    In my video piece, I attempt to convey the feeling of displacement and conformity by the act of walking. I walk forward, and other people seem to be walking backward. However, in the real scene I was walking backward, and I simply reversed the video. The space of being neither here following correct rules nor there following incorrect rules is precisely what I try to convey in this video.