The Utopia Project (2004)

The Utopia Project | Installation for Public Spaces

First street tests of the Utopia Project in Brooklyn, NY. Intended as a series of video installations to be projected onto the streets and architectural facades of the Financial District in NYC, this project began as an investigation into the Greek origins of the word utopia, and its various translations as ‘no-place’ or ‘good place.’ I wanted to know what contemporary interpretations could be activated within the political, social, and economic climate of the time, namely during the second term of Bush’s administration and the Iraq War. Other questions of place, the meaning of place, and personal conceptions of utopia in relation to one’s place in the world were also investigated. Choosing the Financial District for this project was intended as an intervention of a site (as place, or no-place) and its the symbolic power.

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    This video will be screening at the Korean American Film Festival New York 2011.



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