Filtered Memories (사라진 후에 보이는 것들)
“Eight years after my father’s death, my mother sent me his diaries which he began to write when he was my age. I have reproduced selections from those diaries. He has come back as a memory.”
This project, which represents traditional ancestral rite, is personally giving my father’s diary a rebirth and letting his voice be heard visually and silently and evoking the spirit like what my ancestors and parents have done in their ancestral rites. Through my working process, I have been part of the cycle or replacement in the family.
When lit, text casts shadows. Light creates shadow just as life creates death. My story is about the endless circulation of life. Death is not the end, but the other side of life and a part of it. The lost come back as a memory.
Photo by Yong Ho Bae
2007, size varies, incense burning and transfer printing on Sekishu thick, a water bowl (Ong-Gi: Korean traditional pot)