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 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.

On a personal level, this project is about trying to find reconciliation. For us, the title 7 hours of Future refers not only to a time difference, but also to geographical distance and a sense of being trapped between our present, past and future; trying to confront a future we do not want, but cannot avoid.

We use our particular circumstances to draw parallels between the realities of our two home countries, and by proxy to the world at large. In this sense, the title refers to the idea of an interconnected world, bound by cause and effect. Through our juxtapositions of Seoul and Helsinki, we try to portray not only how these countries exist in interdependence, but also how the consequences of local human economical activity reverberate globally.

The project is made up of a series of comparative works consisting of reinterpreted landscapes that portray actual, possible and alternating social and ecological realities of Korea and Finland. 7 hours of Future is a visual journey into the modern, man-built world. It is a naked portrayal of our helpless existence subdued to the sublime, devastating industrialization of our world. While reflecting on the despair and estrangement from our own environment caused by changes to that same environment, we find it equally important to admit our sympathy towards β€” and dependency on β€” the breathtaking economical achievements and comforts that cause the despair in the first place. Ultimately, what we are trying to do is to understand and elaborate an aesthetics of progress.

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‹€.