Here's how the story goes.
Jung was walking along Bang Bang Sageori in Seoul, Korea and she came across a conceptual design map of a building depicted by digitalised people and trees. According to the artist, it was at that "still-locked moment" where she perfectly understood the immediate world surrounding her. The Eureka moment was that she came to realise that the conceptual design served as a metaphor for today's apathetic and minimalistic society. She further describes that, "she was hit with the emotions of Antoine Roquetin, the protagonist in Jean-Paul Sartre's novel, La Nausee."
Through her artwork, she explores existentialism, touching upon similar themes to that of Sartre's La Nausee. Some of the critical themes can be identified as "the consequences with living alone," "the hostility and unfamiliarity of physical objects," "the hostility and unfamiliarity of other people," "the hostility and unfamiliarity with oneself," "the nausea," "unreality," "the nature of time," "life in stories compared to real life,"intimations of reality," and "after realisation."
Indeed, her photograph depicts such themes vividly and creatively, without failing once again to give justice to nature and its elements.
Posted by: Isidora Lee