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Monday, 12 September 2016

Floating Dreams

Floating Dreams is an art installation on the River Thames in London.




This three storey lantern structure is made up of 500 drawings done by survivors of the Korean War (1950-53). Now in their 80s and 90s they were asked to draw their home towns. 500 images have been brought together and transferred onto pieces of traditional Korean rice paper by the South Korean artist  Ik-Joong Kang, The structure lights up from within at night. It is a symbol of hope for the reunification of North and South Korea.





One Dream, many stories:
'When the war broke out I had to flee to the South. My left leg got shot by bullets from an airplane and I had to carry my seven month old daughter on my back for more than four days. But the most painful thing to me is that I cannot go back to my home.' Yeonok Park 95 yrs old, a Floating Dream Participant.


20 comments:

  1. Beautiful display... I wish that North and South Korea WOULD make amends and find peace.... Not sure that will happen --at least in my lifetime.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. It looks so delicate, as if a wind would lift it up and blow it away. Such a creative way to draw attention to the desire for peace between North and South Korea.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this art, especially during this very difficult time in the history of the two Koreas.

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  4. That is so lovely and meaningful.

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  5. A beacon of hope amidst the pain for these people.

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  6. Most of us will never experience the pain and heartbreak that has affected too many.

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  7. It's a nice idea and well done. Hopefully it was a therapeutic exercise for the participants.

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  8. Hello, I am sure there are many heartbreaking stories from this war. It is a creative idea. It would be nice to see peace all around the world. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

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  9. Another wonderful event and you have captured it so well ~ delightful!

    Happy Creating ~ ^_^

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  10. What a great installation. Let's hope for prolonged peace on the Korean peninsula.

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  11. In one sense it is a great idea, but it is also so sad ! What happens to it when it rains ?

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  12. Korea is a problem for sure. I hope this exhibition goes some way to eventually reuniting north and south. Thank you for showing us this.

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  13. What a special installation floating there.

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  14. What an amazing structure that shares deep meaning for many.

    PS. Love the coincidence re Diana - your visit to her memorial in London and my visit to Althorp House.

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  15. What an amazing structure that shares deep meaning for many.

    PS. Love the coincidence re Diana - your visit to her memorial in London and my visit to Althorp House.

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  16. Oh so poignant and so beautiful. There couldn't be a better way to remember these brave people. Thank you for showing us. That War has almost been forgotten by so many; I'm glad the artist created this to help remember.

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  17. Very fitting tribute, just a shame the idiots still run the country

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  18. This is my favourite kind of art... meaningful, interesting and full of stories!

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