Half Dreaming and Half Awake

Sohn Young - Chul

1995, 21:47 minutes, colour


This work places special emphasis on the formation of well harmonized columns: illusion and reality. There is only a hand which comes up form the earth and in the hand are a glass, stone and flower. It is like watching a cult movie (extremist or worshipping). Next to that the fire, water and stone are like the nature and elements of human which talks about the nature of reality. The illusion men (the flower headed man and fire headed man) are placed on the pillar of fire, floating in the air. It is confined in status as it might be after death.
The final reality work a Very Ecstatic Flower is my soul and I found a part of ecstatic consciousness from it. In the running river, I throw myself into the river holding a flower and am carried down the river. I go somewhere. I am carried down far away. I only show a rose by stretching out a hand from the water. What things are there in the flower and leaves to consider again. The viewers must discover the flower.
A very ecstatic flower, it will still be an ecstatic flower even if you see it one thousand times. You are born again, because of the illusion you feel a pain and do not see the actual being of things.

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