Project in progress
7 Hours of Future

The time difference between our home cities is seven hours. These seven hours seem to separate not only the two cities, but two worlds. Helsinki, where we now live, is a city unfamiliar with the concepts of air pollution and overpopulation. Seoul, where our future is set, is an overcrowded megalopolis shrouded in toxic smog most of the year.

This project is a visual journey into the modern, man-built world. It is naked portrayal of our helpless existence subdued to its sublime, devastating transformation, rejoicing in the melancholic beauty of environmental collapse β€” the aesthetics of progress. It is about trying to find reconciliation, trying to confront a future we do not want, but cannot avoid. We use our own situation as a case study, and try to draw parallels between our own experiences and the world at large.

The project consists of a series of comparative works consisting of reinterpreted landscapes that portray actual, possible and alternating social and ecological realities of Korea and Finland. Taking advantage of our knowledge of both cultures, and our ambivalent relation to each, we create cross-cultural collages, making the interdependence of these two – on the surface disparate – realities visible and tangible.

In this project we are searching for a new visual vocabulary that expresses the despair and estrangement from our own environment caused by environmental changes, while at the same time admits humanity ́s sympathy towards β€” and dependency on β€” the breathtaking economical achievements and comforts that cause it.

7μ‹œκ°„μ˜ 미래

λ‚˜λ‚˜μ™€ 펠릭슀의 각각의 κ³ ν–₯이자 μž‘μ—…μ„ λ³‘ν–‰ν•˜κ³  μžˆλŠ” ν•€λž€λ“œμ™€ ν•œκ΅­, 두 λ‚˜λΌμ˜ μ‹œμ°¨λŠ” 7μ‹œκ°„μ΄λ‹€. 7μ‹œκ°„μ˜ μ‹œμ°¨λŠ” μ§€ν˜•μ μœΌλ‘œ 멀리 떨어진 두 κ΅­κ°€μ˜ μœ„μΉ˜ 뿐만 μ•„λ‹ˆλΌ μ„œλ‘œ μ™„μ „νžˆ λ‹€λ₯Έ 세상을 가리킨닀. ν•€λž€λ“œμ˜ μˆ˜λ„ ν—¬μ‹±ν‚€λŠ” κ³΅κΈ°μ˜€μ—Όμ΄λ‚˜ μΈκ΅¬κ³Όμž‰κ³Ό 같은 κ°œλ…μ— μ΅μˆ™μΉ˜ μ•Šμ€ λ„μ‹œμ΄κ³ , 헬싱킀보닀 7μ‹œκ°„ λ―Έλž˜μ— 놓인 μ„œμšΈμ€ μœ ν•΄ν•œ 슀λͺ¨κ·Έκ°€ 거의 일년 열두달을 μž μ‹ν•˜λŠ” 인ꡬ가 λ°€μ§‘ν•œ λŒ€λ„μ‹œμ΄λ‹€.

이 ν”„λ‘œμ νŠΈλŠ” 인간이 λ§Œλ“€μ–΄λ‚΄λŠ” ν˜„λŒ€ 세상 μ†μœΌλ‘œμ˜ μ‹œκ°μ  여행이라고 ν•  수 μžˆλ‹€. ν™˜κ²½ νŒŒκ΄΄κ°€ λ§Œλ“€μ–΄λ‚΄λŠ” μ•”μšΈν•œ 아름닀움, 즉 λ°œμ „μ˜ 미학에 ν™˜ν˜Έν•˜λ©΄μ„œλ„, κ±°λŒ€ν•˜κ³  파괴적인 λ³€ν™” μ•žμ—μ„œ μš°λ¦¬λ“€μ˜ 무λ ₯ν•œ μ‘΄μž¬κ°€ μž μ‹λ˜λŠ” λͺ¨μŠ΅μ„ μžˆλŠ” κ·ΈλŒ€λ‘œ κ·Έλ €λ‚΄λ €κ³  ν•œλ‹€. μš°λ¦¬κ°€ μ›ν•˜μ§€ μ•Šμ§€λ§Œ ν”Όν•  수 μ—†λŠ” 미래λ₯Ό μ§λ©΄ν•˜λ € λ…Έλ ₯ν•˜κ³  κ±°κΈ°μ„œ μ‘°ν™”λ₯Ό μ°ΎμœΌλ €λŠ” λ…Έλ ₯이기도 ν•˜λ‹€. λ‚˜λ‚˜μ™€ νŽ λ¦­μŠ€λŠ” μžμ‹ λ“€μ΄ κ²ͺ은 μ‹€μ œ κ²½ν—˜λ“€μ„ μ‚¬λ‘€μ—°κ΅¬λ‘œ μ‚¬μš©ν•˜μ—¬ μš°λ¦¬κ°€ κ²½ν—˜ν•˜κ³  μžˆλŠ” ν˜„μ‹€κ³Ό 그것이 μ†ν•œ 더 큰 세계λ₯Ό μž‡λŠ” 곡톡 λΆ„λͺ¨λ₯Ό 찾으렀 λ…Έλ ₯ν•œλ‹€.

이 ν”„λ‘œμ νŠΈλŠ” ν•œκ΅­κ³Ό ν•€λž€λ“œ λΌλŠ” 각각의 μ‚¬νšŒ μ†μ—μ„œ λ‚˜νƒ€λ‚˜λŠ” ν™˜κ²½μ /경제적 ν˜„μ‹€μ„ μ‹€μ œμ μœΌλ‘œ λ˜λŠ” ꡐ차적으둜 λ˜λŠ” μ‹€ν˜„ κ°€μ •ν•˜μ— λ¬˜μ‚¬ν•˜κ³  μž¬ν•΄μ„λœ ν’κ²½λ“€λ‘œ 이루어진 일련의 비ꡐ μž‘μ—…λ“€λ‘œ μ΄λ£¨μ–΄μ Έμžˆλ‹€. 두 μž‘κ°€μ—κ²Œ μΉœμˆ™ν•œ 각각의 λ‹€λ₯Έ μ‚¬νšŒλ¬Έν™”μ— λŒ€ν•œ 지식을 λ°”νƒ•μœΌλ‘œ, λ˜ν•œ μž‘κ°€κ°€ 두 문화에 λŒ€ν•΄ λŠλΌλŠ” μ• μ •κ³Ό ν™˜λ©Έμ˜ 관계λ₯Ό λ°”νƒ•μœΌλ‘œ, μš°λ¦¬λŠ” 닀문화적 콜라주λ₯Ό λ§Œλ“€μ–΄ 냄과 λ™μ‹œμ— ν‘œλ©΄μ μœΌλ‘œ 아무 상관 없어보일 수 μžˆλŠ” 두 λ¬Έν™”κ°€ μ–΄μ©Œλ©΄ μƒν˜Έμ˜μ‘΄μ μΌ 수 밖에 μ—†λŠ” ν˜„μ‹€μ„ λ“œλŸ¬λ‚΄ 보인닀.

λ„ˆλ¬΄λ‚˜ λ†€λΌμš΄ 경제적 성과와 그것이 λ§Œλ“€μ–΄ λ‚΄λŠ” νŽΈμ•ˆν•¨μ— μ΅μˆ™ν•˜κ³ , λ‚˜μ•„κ°€ μ˜μ‘΄ν•  수 밖에 μ—†λŠ” 인λ₯˜μ— κ³΅κ°ν•˜λŠ” ν•œνŽΈ, ν™˜κ²½μ˜ κΈ‰μž‘μŠ€λŸ° λ³€ν™” μ†μ—μ„œ μš°λ¦¬κ°€ λŠλΌλŠ” 절망과 μ†Œμ™Έλ₯Ό ν‘œν˜„ν•  수 μžˆλŠ” μƒˆλ‘œμš΄ μ‹œκ° μš©μ–΄λ₯Ό μ°ΎλŠ” 것이 이 ν”„λ‘œμ νŠΈμ˜ λͺ©ν‘œμ΄κΈ°λ„ ν•˜λ‹€.