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HAPPY SMOKE



Single channel video, 6′ 54″
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mixed media, printed matter, installation
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self-initiated (2020)
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In society, the borderline between law and unlaw is unreasonably made, because of political reasons or individual greed. The case that started regulating Happy Smoke, the name for marijuana in Korea, also became illegal on a very vague basis on the borderline between legal and illegal, so the borderline seems ambiguous. This project visualises the still remaining regulations on marijuana by printing newspaper clippings from the 1970s and 1980s, when marijuana began to be illegal in Korea, on water-soluble paper. For the remaining things till today, insoluble laser ink is used, whereas inkjet ink is used for the things that disappeared. The water melts all the papers and only some laser ink floats on the water surface, showing the history of Happy Smoke.

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