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It all started with one big blue suitcase. But it ended up with countless crusty cardboard boxes. My 1061 days in London has completely failed to compress into that single suitcase.

Clearing the physicality of oneself (as if no one has lived here) is regarded as a preparation for successful anchor-down in another new place. For me, that is just a very personal wish. I desired to remove myself nicely from London to preserve those 1061 days. It was like creating copy that could be prolonged in Seoul. But they are imperfect to be properly extended since they are dismantled simulacrum already, which therefore must be overwritten with different geographical and cultural codes on the surface to survive in ‘my homeland’. Camouflaging layers produce another version of body, and hopefully moved objects will help the new body to settle down again.

This is an invitation to celebrate this whole successful failure and imperfect copies, ready to be transported and re-named. Not just to salute on myself but to the ones that already have gone, and will be gone in the future as well.

 

Celebration of Imperfect Copies

2019

Performance 7:90

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