Home is always a place of comfort, a place for rest. However, to young people who have just set out... Read More
Home is always a place of comfort, a place for rest. However, to young people who have just set out into the world, their 33 square meter home has already become too small, with barely enough room space to place a foot. In Nae Monan House, “nae” means “my,” and “monan” means “not rounded but jagged in shape.” “Nemonan” means “rectangular” in Korean. It portrays the troubles and worries of our youth living in rectangular homes. Our homes have many issues we are fully aware of but unable to solve, and issues we collide with headfirst without getting the chance to ponder over them. We find ourselves unable to stand alone even in a strictly private location that is our own home.
This work is a video of young people living such lives. The video is a bird’s eye view of the movements of four people in spaces that simulate their real homes with cross-edited narration. It conveys both the great uncertainty about the future that today’s youth face and their relief. Each individual’s movements seem untroubled, but the niggling worries continue to pile up precariously in the corner.
This video explores the concept of home. It is certainly Home Sweet Home but is also a place littered with worries, desires, and stark realities—craggy lumps of concern that young people face. Through the images of the structures and movements of the houses viewed from above, I hope you feel like a gateway to crossing generations beyond yourself and others.