<Kim's Cleaner - 유명세탁>

Single-channel video, 8' 20", 2018

Kim’s Cleaners - 유명세탁 depicts a series of processes trying to overcome the physical distance between my birth place, Pittsburgh and my residence, Seogyo-dong at that time. Dry cleaner was both my mother’s first job she had to take in order to settle down in a new country until I was born and the place where I had to pass by everytime I went out of my house. At the same time, it was also quite heterogenous place storing the past time in my ever-transforming city, Seoul. In this way, the cleaner’s works as the medium connecting present myself to a longing place left only with debris of departed memory. 

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