'Flash Cube'- Korea at the NYPL
Henk Slager, Guest Curator



Yoon JeongMee's works Korea at the NYPL (2004) is based on the archive of the New York Public Library where she searched the Korea section which appeared to only contain twelve entries. Yoon's photographic report demonstrates how American archivists arrange Korean pictures : North -Korean and South-Korean images are not differentiated and the section of "cartoons" appear to merely comprise satirical war images rather than real Korean cartoons. In her installation, Yoon JeongMee confronts photographs from the New York archive with a video remix of the same photographs accompanied by noncritical Beach Boys music thus revealing an unconcealed view on a confining American awareness.