The Ephemeral Wall 2021

Collabrated with Katharnia Sook Wilting

Design Academy Eindhoven,
Graduation project 2021

        While he was taught that North Korea is South Korea’s main enemy, Moonseop Seo wonders what’s on the other side of the border that is dividing Korea. Because, apart from creating a physical division, borders, walls and fences also mark a boundary in thinking and imagination underlining the ‘otherness’. Therefore, Seo wants to create new, more hopeful images that can build a new reality. In this installation, the existing materiality of borders made of concrete and barbed wire is substituted by a soap film. Using the inherent qualities of a soap bubble – impermanence and fragility – this design is an ephemeral wall, which soon enough will disappear, opening the way to encounter the other side.