Photo: Real DMZ Project
Exhibition Dates: May 20, 2019 - May 19, 2021
Exhibition Venue: the Dora Observatory (파주 도라산전망대)
On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Denmark and South Korea, the Danish artist group SUPERFLEX has installed their public art project One Two Three Swing! at the Dora Observatory in Paju, South Korea. Internationally acclaimed for their groundbreaking yet playful installations, SUPERFLEX’s One Two Three Swing! consists of modular, three-seat swing sets conjoined by a zig-zagging orange line, exploring the revolutionary potential of joining together collectively, even through the most innocent and everyday actions.
The energy of collective power will be directed by the particular significance of the site, which is located at the top of Mount Dora in South Korea, overlooking the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. Designed specifically for this location, the seats on the swings are presented in the various colors of South Korean currency bills. Also, SUPERFLEX is collaborating with the South Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to install One Two Three Swing! in North Korea.
One, Two, Three Swings! was originally commissioned by Hyundai for Tate Modern in 2017 and was conceived as a recurring project, appearing in new locations all over the world. The project is currently installed in London, Bonn, and Copenhagen.
도라산전망대는 비무장지대(DMZ)가 내려다보이는 도라산 정상에 위치, 국가적 화합을 도모하는 상징적 장소이다. 수퍼플렉스는 이번 작품에서 특별히 그네의 받침을 한국 화폐의 다양한 색깔로 칠하며 공간과 작품의 의미를 강조했다. 아울러 문화체육관광부와 협력 하에 조만간 북한의 지역에도 <하나 둘 셋 스윙!>을 설치할 예정이다.
한편 수퍼플렉스의 공공예술 프로젝트 <하나 둘 셋 스윙!>은 현재 영국 런던, 독일 본, 덴마크 코펜하겐 등 전세계 곳곳에 대규모로 설치되었으며, 2017년 현대자동차-테이트 모던의 ‘현대 커미션’ 전시 일환으로 시작되었다.
[Source from SUPERFLEX website]