Shall We Walk
2022, single-channel video, B&W, sound, loop
People are moving about behind a large curtain that divides the space. They are going at different paces – some look energetic, some weary. Most go their own way, appearing to mind their own business, while children occasionally attempt to see past the other side by pressing onto the curtain. Perhaps the adults may have made similar attempts in the past, only to realize that doing so is futile. The space that looks divided by a curtain at first glance is in reality a firm wall that cannot be crossed, symbolizing the borders and rigid lines we have drawn against the ‘Other’.
Shall We Walk was produced with the help of many people residing in Korea from diverse origins and ethnicities including Korean. As viewers can only see the silhouettes of people, they are brought into focus without the possibility of prejudice. Beneath the layers of skin color, appearance, and dress, we are all alike.