Jaehun Park

Candle screw yellow

2023

Technique: Video, Film and Video
Size: 60 x 6 x 1,5 cm
Authenticity: Work signed by the artist, Certificate provided
Edition: 5 out of 5

In the candle-serie videos, each candle is burning and melting in exactly 1 hour, yet each work shows a different way of how the candle image can be censored and digitally appropriated. A candle image has the most abundant metaphors and symbols. It refers to life and death, sacrifice, hope, time, enlightening, weakness, etc. For the artist, a candle is strongly connected to democracy and protest rallies in the South Korean civil movement: it is a symbol of democracy and awakening. But it is being censored by the press and media authorities because of the presidential impeachment in 2016. The censored candle images, such as mosaic pixelated, blurred, and even in which the jpg image-data has been broken, are representing the current state of democracy.

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