The Guryong Walks is a video walk installation created in Seoul (South Korea), which superimposes the structure of a local shanty town on iconic places of the city’s public space. The work revolves around the fact that the soon-to- be-evicted slum cannot be found as
a settlement on online map services, while several yet to be build iconic places in Seoul metropolitan area are already signed up online as existing.
In the piece, the outlines of the shanty town were retraced in several iconic places of the city as video walks - such as the rebuild palace, the nancing district or the soccer world cup park.
In leaving the structure’s outlines as GPS data on Google’s servers, the walks try to create a visibility to structures of virtual and political invisibility.
Using both GPS and the body as measurement and drawing tools, the walks try to explore the making of places.
multi media installation, 1920 x 1080 video, gouache on paper, 15:29 mins, 40 x 40 cm, 2015