HALBEATH / YOUNG-HAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES + TAKUJI KOGO

The large-scale plant was originally built by Hyundai in 1996, in Halbeath, a village located between Edinburgh and Glasgow. Then, in the wake of the 1997 Asian monetary crisis, the South Korean company aborted the project before production could begin. The U.S. company Motorola bought the mothballed factory in 2000, but shortly thereafter it also withdrew support, and the brand-new 150-acre facility never produced a microchip.

Music : "Arirang," 1946 From "Arirang," Synnara Music Co. Ltd. SYC-0001, 1991 Shim Yeun-ok is accompanied by the Soerabol Orchestra Arrangement by Lee Jae-ho "Arirang," the iconic, traditional Korean song of love and heartbreak, has been played and sung by musicians throughout Korea's modern history to express memory, sorrow, pride, and propaganda. The song, a national symbol for both North and South Korea, originated, some say, during the Chosun Dynasty (1392-1910); others say it has existed since the Shilla Dynasty, more than 1,000 years ago. In 1926, "Arirang" became a hit as the theme song of the first Korean movie of the same title, which depicted the sorrow of Koreans living under Japanese rule. Ironically, even Japanese pop singers, beginning in the 1930s, created their own arrangements of the song. During the Korean War (1950-53), an American turned "Arirang" into a march to celebrate the heroism of the American-led United Nations forces. In 1985, the song was sung in Pyongyang by an art troupe from Seoul during a reunion of families separated since the Korean War. And in 2002, North Korea organized the Arirang Festival of gymnastics and art featuring 10,000 performers, including students and young children, to celebrate the birthday of the nation's founder Kim Il-sung. It was also this secretive and cash-strapped country's first festival seeking to promote tourism and develop a new source of foreign currency. In the South, these days, "Arirang" is an unofficial national anthem that performers arrange into countless melodic or lyrical versions played in any kind of mode: pop, rock, folk, jazz, symphonic, even hip-hop.


NUNOTANI / TAKUJI KOGO + MIKE BODE

EISENMAN ARCHITECTS THE ZENIDAKA CORPORATIONS + DESIGN COMPANY OF NUNOTANI COMPANY, BUILT IN 1991 EDOGAWA TOKYO JAPAN Built as the main office building of the design company NUNOTANI corporation's Tokyo branch at the total cost of 2500,000,000 yen in 1991. However the building's function soon turned into a warehouse. The NUNOTANI corporation went bankrupt in 2000 largely due to the investments the company had made at the end of the bubble economy in Japan. The administration of property Osaka district court has had the building and the site up for sale since 2000. A company " Life support" finally bought the dilapidated building at an auction in 2003 for 400,000,000 yen and subsequently converted the building into the old-age peoples home YURARI EDOGAWA GREEN PARK. The building was renovated by the Architect Takao Kase.
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INDEX
Homes for America
沖縄 Okinawa
岩国 Iwakuni
Blueberry Land
"Jag har sett den!"
Backdrops
Non_sites
 
Love Parade
Zeil Frankfurt
Berlin Childhood
Ornament & Crime
Homes for America
Tokyo
Yokota Airspace
SICILIA There are "no" things in the mind Stand-up
Life wouldn't be the same
without safe seas.
There is no ghost
after the revolution
革命后
这里没有鬼
Non_broadcasting time 43 năm HCMC
Fields Ave Angels
Pattaya
GOOD NEWS

Known Knowns Online Ads What an interesting finger
Let me suck it.
Kitakyushu
Kanebo
Homi / Toyota
DMZ American Sitcom ROBOT ☎︎☎︎☎︎☎︎☎︎☎︎☎︎

Installation view
HOMES for AMERICA 2019/22
CFP in SEOUL / Alt space Loop
CFP in SINGAPORE
Aichi Triennial 2016
BOOGIE WOOGIE WONDERLAND Sweden
2015
KIMI KIM JALAN JALAN
Kitakyushu Biennial FIFTH 2015
i information 2013
Kitakyushu Biennial in Berlin
CFP at ROME 2012
IMIN 2009 / 2011
Kitakyusyu Biennial 2007
Rooseum 2005
Campaign & Products 2004
BOOGIE WOOGIE WONDERLAND
AIAV
Yokohama Trienniale 2001
Gallery Space Hinode Yokohama