"A skin lesion is a physical ailment that appears on the physical exterior. This skin disease develops a circular form, whether on humans like in the case of my friend's skin disease, which left a strong impression on me, or plants, as well as other life forms. This circular shape is a fundamental form and it is also connected with death; cancer is also round. I attempted to identify worries and anxiety with the lesions and to visualize the inner change that takes place in the form of an explosive rash. The rash is the result of anxiety (the cause of the lesions), and because of this, worries spring anew.
The relationship of these things in this piece is expanded in a rotating, repetitive way. As long as life persists, large and small anxieties, concerns, worries will inevitably continue, and we face problems, whether self-inflicted or not, that are sometimes grave like being sick with the measles. I embodied this emotional state by using a scene from everyday life and covered it with a rash.
‘Anxiety’ is divided into two parts which consist of photo and video. The photos signify the outside while the video signifies the inside and reveals an emotionally heightened state. I separated the conscious from the unconscious. In the photos, the set and objects which are painted in pearl-white make the viewer misconstrue/connect the rash as pearls and shows the inner emotional state (pearls are a product of suffering). The 3 channel video is an audio performance which uses the voice of performer Min-hee Park. She repeats the word ‘goen-chan-ta (it's okay)’ by paring it down to its syllables. This repetition is an auto-suggestion to comfort oneself. The character in the photo is a mere silhouette, hidden under a piece of rash-covered cloth while in the video she reveals her inside through performance. Through this process, I encourage the audience to get closer to the theme by feeling a mild sense of discomfort. The performer looks out at the audience from under the table, which represents refuge, and attempts at active communication with the outer world."