Yeondoo Jung’s video work Handmade Memories reveals to viewers the expe- riences, memories and dreams of anonymous individuals. He combines video and stage performance installations to involve his viewers and let them listen to stories of elderly people who would otherwise have remained strangers. In his work the artist interviews them and asks, ”What was the most memorable event in your life?” The video, parallel to the emotionally charged interviews, shows the artist and his assistants recreating and delivering narrative installa- tions of the elderly people’s recollections.
In Handmade Memories, Yeondoo Jung addresses the phenomenon of rapid changes in today’s individualised society and how Korean history, social class, dreams and memories are perceived and represented through the process of otherwise-forgotten recollections.
Yeondoo Jung (born 1969, Jinju, Korea) lives and works in Seoul, was educat- ed at Seoul National University, College of Fine Arts and Goldsmiths College, London. The artist is internationally recognized with various solo exhibitions - notably at MoMA, New York, where his work is also featured in the collections.