MASK RENTAL SHOP, JEONJU CITY, SOUTH KOREA, 2017

 

As a device to intervene in the issue of the ‘gaze’ from different positions and attitudes in the special area of the red light district, the project allows visitors to rent animal masks and take selfies, in order to question what the mediation of a mask brings to each individual. While running the rental shop, I facilitated as the host, printed their photos into postcards, and presented them. With the mask as a medium, the project proposes a psychological experience that occurs between an ‘act of seeing,’ ‘act of being seen,’ ‘act of taking pictures,’ and an ‘act of exhibiting pictures.’