200,000...41,40,39_detail cut

200,000...41,40,39_detail cut

Year 2017
Width 160
Height 120

My fragile work is about the life and memory of minorities in Korea and a few Asian countries. These minorities were sexual slaves for the Japanese military during the 2nd World War and they were called ‘Comfort Women’. The more I have learnt about their lives, the more difficult I have found it to convey their stories and memories, since what they had experienced are impossible things to represent even by themselves. This work is part of a journey to figure out the way to transfer tragic life, memory, or trauma of certain people in emotional, abstract, but clear visual language.

* In the 2nd World War, Japan abused 200,000 women, but now there are only 39 abused women left in Korea. Every Wednesday the women protest for recovery of their lives even though they are over 90 years old.