Ways of Seeing: Hyounsang Yoo, artist
Ways of Seeing is a collection of images from the MOCP archive. The concept of the exhibition stems from public perceptions of military acts and borderlands, versus the human reality of the individuals serving in these positions or living in contested areas.
Many images of military acts are highly censored and people cannot access them in daily life.
As Paul Virilio states “the more speed increases, the faster freedom decreases.” Jean Baudrillard contends that simulacra depict things that either have no reality to begin with, or that no longer have any original meaning. I investigate both ideas by questioning the simulacra of the process of selection.
This selection of photographs is divided into two main sections—one showing the inside perspective of a military borderland and the other suggesting an outside perspective, such as images containing gestures of people gazing and looking at images through screens or other devices. This collection of images represents how “reality” in photographs can change and morph, depending on the context. --Hyounsang Yoo