The project aims to highlight the absence of the 20th-century architecture in Seoul, South Korea. As they have been demolished to erase the painful and disgraceful modern history, the research seeks to restore the historic layer of the city by reconstructing the memories of the erased buildings.
The installation consists of two parts; a video screen on the wall and transparent columns in front of the video. Each video alternately shows the past and present of places where the buildings used to be. The looping video indicates the absence of architecture related to erased modern history. In addition, the footages of the past are found from the classic movies taken in the 1950s-70s. The scenes lasting only a few seconds may imply how the buildings are dealt with in current Korean society.
Visitors can also look around the invisible AR layer by scanning the markers on each column. On the AR surface, they can observe 3d fragments detached from the buildings with the related history that have been forgotten for the last decades in Korea. Through this process, it seeks to enrich the historic layer of the city by reconstructing the memories of the erased buildings.