A strange feeling stirred up inside me after I finished reading some history books on Colonial invasions and World War II. Under the pen of the historians the past almost becomes a movie script, yet these strange stories are actually a part of my history even before I was born. The upper level of this sculpture represents the form of the city I am now living in. The toy soldiers and the building represent the co-existence of war memory and modern prosperity. The lower horizontal black box represents my own personal history; it becomes the foundation of the city above. Inside, toys are stored that have been collected from different countries; it is innocent and naive. World history, personal memory and the present time all twisted into one thing, it is both ridiculous and romantic.
Toys, cork buildings models, painted wood, stationary, crystal ball, and Christmas lighting
720(W) x 100(H) x 10cm(D)
Young-Un Museum of Contemporary Art, South Korea