Korean/Finnish artist duo
NANA & FELIX
House of Cards ěŹěëę°
video; no sound
Built in the early 1960Â´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 SeoulÂ´s housing is of this kind. Very telling of Korean city-landscape is that such an important landmark has since long been torn down â and replaced.
In this video work we try to visualize this lack of historical references. It is a âdocumentationâ 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.