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Welcome and Illusion / Art and design

Welcome and Illusion
Welcome and Illusion

Discipline: Interior Architecture

Discipline: Interior Architecture

This art project involved architects and artists capturing in various perspectives the culture and history of a village that was about to be demolished for development. Before the demolition, architects wrapped one of the building interiors with shroud-like membrane, while artists used the space to visualize the connection between the building and the community using sounds gathered from the surrounding area. Musicians also played music. The work was a kind of gut-pan (shaman practice) in which the present was interpreted from the past and the future imagined. The membrane from the site was later converted into re-usable shopping bags and distributed to people.

  • TARGET GROUPS Public Sector / Government, Other target groups: everyone


  • DEVELOPMENT TIME up to 12 months


The installation of Welcome and Illusion is located in a derelict house and consists of the puristic revaluation of a staircase and the creation of white spaces through a gauze that covers the ceiling, walls and floors. This creates an environment where various public events and performances can take place. Limited creative resources have been channeled to create a venue which exudes confidence and activity.
Client / Manufacturer

Seoul foundation for Arts & Culture

Seoul foundation for Arts & Culture
Seoul, South Korea



Seoul, South Korea

Hee-Jun Sim, Su-Jeong Park

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