Dinosaur, Second Edition

Photo courtesy of Gimhae Arts and Sports Center

Dinosaur, second edition (2018), commissioned for the exhibition A Tale of Two Cities: Narrative Archive of Memories, curated by Oh Sunyoung as part of her 7½ project (Gimhae Arts and Sports Center, 8–29 March 2018). Digital printing on inflatables, 3 pieces, 70 x 70 x 200 cm each.

This is another version of Dinosaur, a Korean translation of El dinosaurio (1959) by Augusto Monterroso Bonilla — one of the shortest novels in the world. The original seven-word Spanish story (“Cuando despertó, el dinosaurio todavía estaba allí.”) is translated into seven Korean words, and presented through the medium of street advertising: a set of five banner signs for the first edition, and three internally-lit inflatables for this second edition.

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Photos courtesy of Gimhae Arts and Sports Center