부산모더니즘 Busan Modernism

 

“부산모더니즘(Busan Modernism)” c-print, drawing / 103x150cm / 2001

 

부산의 물탱크는 대부분 파란색이다. 노란색에 비해 세균을 억제한다고 해서 칠한다고 하지만 사람들은 바다가 있는 도시이기 때문일 것이라며 웃어 보인다. 서울과 부산의 물탱크 색은 지역적 관습의 차이를 보여주면서 동시에 도시가 지닌 숨겨진 제도(hidden system)를 상징적으로 드러내고있다.

Busan has blue water tanks so that I expended my project to that of Busan. In comparing both metropolitan areas, yellow and blue become local colors. I was told that there was a reason that blue water tanks in Busan were considered unique. In fact there are many blue tanks in Busan. However there was a project to change all other water tanks that used to be another color into blue as a part of public service supported by the city of Busan. This was because blue helps prevent the spread of germs by blocking light more than lighter colors do. “But why should it be blue?” I asked someone. That person smiled and said, “Because Busan is a city of the sea”. As for me, I read a water tank as a sort of street furniture or coordinates of city.

 

“Busan Modernism” c-print, drawing / 2001

“Busan Modernism” c-print, drawing / 2001

“Busan Modernism” c-print, drawing / 2001

“Busan Modernism” c-print, drawing / 2001

“Busan Modernism” c-print, drawing / 2001