Reversing the Summer

Fakultät: Gestaltung, Studiengang: Public Art and New Artistic Strategies (M.F.A.)

The project ‘Reversing the Summer’ is composed of my research, performance and documentary about the accident that caused a fluoride gas spill in Gumi, South Korea in September 2012. In my performance, by temporarily adding shades of green light to the trees and plants which were dehydrated from the accident and had turned from brown to green, I intended to visualize residents’ deprived desire and illuminate the unjust situation the residents were suffering from. It is an attempt to turn back time, like turning back the seasons. It shows how impossible and futile this task is.

My research on the site consisted of interviews and documentary materials. The final documentary video deals with the government’s cover-up of negative impact of the accident and its historic and political background in relation to industrialism/post-industrialism and dictatorship in South Korea aesthetically.

The project is an attempt to illustrate the deprived desire of people in public space through the creation of surreal scenery. I accomplished this by juxtaposing surreal images from my imagination with real scenery in the public space. Although the intervention was motivated by my personal interpretation of a space, it aims to work as social criticism and bring consolation to individuals through the use of metaphors.


Sujin Lim


Sujin Lim

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Marienstraße 15b - Mensa am Park


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Dieses Projekt nimmt am Bauhaus Essentials 2013 / GRAFE-Kreativpreis teil.

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