Typojanchi 2013
Seoul International Typography Biennale

August 30–October 11
10:00 am– 7:00 pm
Closed every Monday
Free admission

Culture Station Seoul 284
1 Tongil-ro, Jung-gu
Seoul 100-162, Korea
T. 82-2-3407-3500
F. 82-2-3407-3510


Hosted by
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

Organized by
Korea Craft & Design Foundation
Korean Society of Typography


Typojanchi 2013
Administration Office
Korea Craft & Design Foundation
5F, 53 Yulgok-no, Jongno-gu
Seoul 110-240, Korea
T. 82-2-398-7945
F. 82-2-398-7999
E. typojanchi@kcdf.kr

Typojanchi 2011

Seoul Desert
Single-channel video
Created for screening at the Seoul Square Media Canvas

Seo Hyo In
Born in 1981, Korea

Gang Moon Sick
Born in 1986, Korea

Seo Hyo In’s eyes are always on the various groups on the periphery of our society: the unemployed, waitresses, caddies, construction workers and small stationery shop owners. And their “second-grade” lives prove resonant with the situation of the generation born in the 1980s, to which the poet herself belongs. In their lives, the poet’s sharp eyes capture a new lyricism charged with anger. Seo Hyo In graduated from the Korean literature department of Chonnam University and its graduate school, and is currently studying creative writing at the doctoral program of Myongji University. She debuted in 2006, and earned the Kim Su-yong Contemporary Poetry Award in 2011 for her second collection of poems.

The designer Gang Moon Sick is interested in the lives and behaviors of various people: he likes observing the constellations of objects and landscapes and their underlying patterns, contemplating on spaces and dreams, and feeling their breaths. With imagination, his work vividly captures his observations of the lively experiences. He graduated from Kaywon School of Art and Design and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, and has exhibited at the Brno International Biennial of Graphic Design in 2012.

For this work, Seo Hyo In and Gang Moon Sick have collaborated to create a new poem. Gang provided a set of words based on his recent experience of a trip to Morocco, and then Seo composed a poem using the vocabulary. The resulting Seoul Desert captures aspects metaphorically shared by the city and the desert (numerous elements gathering and scattering, city lights and mirages), speaking of longings and illusions.


Courtesy: the artist


Courtesy: the artist

Photography by Baik Won-gi. Video streaming by Ustream

© Typojanchi 2013