730 days in limited place, 2014
This work started from my experiences that I had to endure a restricted place. Most of Korean men must fulfill military obligations for 2 years. I also had to spend my early 20s in the military. In The starlight is pouring, 2014 I created a structure that is enclosed with black plastics. And when I went inside, it reminded me of the limited and regulated lifestyle of the military. In that time, what made me endure this type of life were stars. They are always there, and I spent two years by counting stars. I tried to represent the scenes of the star- filled night skies by making holes on plastics. Every time I made holes with my finger, the holes let some fresh air in and eased my frustration. The more holes I make, the more chances I could escape. In the end, I came out of it by making around 730 holes. And the number of holes was the same with the amount of days I spent in the military.
Military life is like traffic lights on the road. Like I stop when the light is red and wait for the green light, my life was stopped while I was training and waited for the furlough. Now it remained as memories even though it was boring, and I completed the moment as a stop motion by using traffic lights in Red, Yellow, Green, 2014