The Guerrilla Cultural Movement Seoul (GCMS) is a group of architects and artists based in Seoul, Korea. By using art as a medium, the GCMS seeks to capture the forms and memories of the city that are being lost to rapid urban development. As one of the projects of GCMS, this project was exhibited in several cities in Japan including Kyoto, Sendai, and Tokyo, by using fragments of the Songpa 9-17 building in Seoul that is currently being demolished.
What is a state of urban area after a city exceeds its own expected lifespan? Lately, numbers of modern cities are becoming transformed rapidly. Songpa 9-17, a building located at the heart of Seoul city, is also recently facing critical transition. Holding this last breath of the space, this art installation work offers to remember the building as a new cultural phase.
Original and embedded materials camouflage each other as one. The repetition of simple geometry generates the synthesizing moment of two distinctive materials from two different time zones. The walls move by themselves and continuously reconfigure their identities.