New City μ‹ λ„μ‹œ
2015
2 channel video
6 mins 10 sec

"Without continuous development a city lags behind other cities. Relapsed old urban areas impede overall urban development. That is why all cities must be born again, through urban restoration projects." - So starts one of the many promotional videos at show in the three-story museum dedicated to promote the development of the Incheon Free Economic Zone (IFEZ).

IFEZ-Songdo is being built on an artificial island on top of what used to be a mud field, located just outside the South Korean capital. It is an ambitious government-run project of global scale designed to encourage foreign investment, being promoted as β€œa self-contained living and business district.”

Our aim is to juxtapose IFEZ’s official imagery with our documentation of the areas day-to-day life. In this video-work we study how the promises of β€˜deregulation’ and β€˜incentive’ take form, contrasting a perfectly designed city with its reality.

β€œλ„μ‹œλŠ” 지속적인 개발이 μ—†λ‹€λ©΄ λ‹€λ₯Έ λ„μ‹œλ“€μ— λΉ„ν•΄ λ’€λ–¨μ–΄μ§€κ²Œ λ©λ‹ˆλ‹€. μž¬λ°œλ˜λŠ” 낑은 λ„μ‹œ ꡬ역은 μ „λ°˜μ μΈ λ„μ‹œ λ°œμ „μ„ μ§€μ—°μ‹œν‚€κ²Œ λ©λ‹ˆλ‹€. κ·ΈλŸ¬λ―€λ‘œ λͺ¨λ“  λ„μ‹œλ“€μ€ λ„μ‹œ 볡원 사업을 톡해 λ‹€μ‹œ νƒœμ–΄λ‚˜μ•Όλ§Œ ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.”

이 κ΅¬μ ˆμ€ μΈμ²œμžμœ κ²½μ œκ΅¬μ—­ IFEZ κ°œλ°œμ„ 적극 μœ μΉ˜ν•˜κΈ° μœ„ν•΄ λ§Œλ“€μ–΄μ§„ 3μΈ΅ λ†’μ΄μ˜ μ†‘λ„μ˜ IFEZ ν™λ³΄κ΄€μ—μ„œ μž¬μƒλ˜λŠ” ν•œ ν™λ³΄μ˜μƒμ˜ λΆ€λΆ„μž…λ‹ˆλ‹€. 우리의 이번 μ˜μƒ μž‘μ—… β€μ‹ λ„μ‹œβ€λŠ” IFEZ 사업이 κ³΅μ‹μ μœΌλ‘œ ν™λ³΄ν•˜λŠ” μ—¬λŸ¬ 이미지듀과 μš°λ¦¬μ—κ²Œ λ³΄μ΄λŠ” μΈμ²œμžμœ κ²½μ œκ΅¬μ—­μ˜ λͺ¨μŠ΅μ„ κΈ°λ‘ν•œ μ˜μƒλ“€μ„ λ‚˜λž€νžˆ λ³‘μΉ˜μ‹œμΌœ, μ™„λ²½ν•˜κ²Œ κ³„νšλœ λ„μ‹œμ™€ ν˜„λ„μ‹œμ˜ μ‹€μ œ λͺ¨μŠ΅μ„ λŒ€μ‘°ν•΄λ³΄μ•˜μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

New City
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