“How Green Was My Valley” is a cityscape observation about Seoul where I was born and grown up.
This body of work is an eloquent study of remains; an elegy for traces, fragmented memories, beauties out of destructed and abandoned places, lives once existed.
This is also a political and social geography study of metropolis; a requiem for urban milieu, urbanization, destructive development, conflicts and chaos that keep feeding the city.
These two pillars, two narrative streams collide and intermix with each other seeking for an answer to a question: Who changes the change of the city for whom, for what? Then who has an authority to deal with the life of the city and lives in it?
© 2017 Shin Woong-jae