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Built in the early 1960Β΄s, Mapo Apartment (Mapo district, Seoul) were in the forefront of starting the Korean housing revolution. In hindsight the importance of these Apartment buildings is absolute: Today around 60% of SeoulΒ΄s housing is of this kind. Very telling of Korean city-landscape is that such an important landmark has since long been torn down – and replaced.

In this video work we try to visualize this lack of historical references. It is a β€œdocumentation” of a melancholic repetitive cycle that leaves no traces. The video, still as a photograph, builds, erases and rebuilds a landscape in an endless loop.

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μ•„νŒŒ-트 APART from Nana & Felix on Vimeo.