Name Project: Looking for You in Busan

2006, Recorded announcement, text on wall
“Name Project: Looking for You in Busan” involves the process of looking for people with the twenty most common names in South Korea. During the exhibition period, a selected number of names are announced over the public speaker. The visitors with these names are told to come to a certain meeting point. When they arrive, they are told that the announcement was a part of the project. If they agree, I take their photographs, which they then sign. It is impossible to predict who will show up at the meeting point and thus the entire process has a strong element of chance. An open result is pursued, which focuses less on the result and more on process of searching. In so doing, this project aims to reveal that “something” which triggers a process.