Through his art, Yongseok Oh emphasizes the crossing of the past and the present, the real and the imagined, by creating a visual collage of stills and moving images.
The idea behind the Eternal Pause project was to use old still photographs and bring the moment back to life through movement. To realise the project, he sought people who wanted to preserve their photos forever or wanted to their photos to live beyond their life. He then wanted to celebrate the concept of time further by finding a way to preserve that now living moment into the future.
Piql’s unique preservation service and incredible longevity made it an easy choice for the preservation of this project.
“As Piql aims to preserve past moments forever through storing photographs, my project concept is to take still, past moments in time and by making them move/breathe, it would be like bringing them back to life, forever,” Mr Oh said.
Piql transferred the collection to piqlFilm, our unique data carrier, designed to last for more than 500 years. The data was stored both as digital files and visual images.
Mr Oh will present his project with the piqlFilm and piqlBox at a number of significant exhibitions, including the Daegu Photo Biennale in September. The second copy will be stored in the Arctic World Archive for many years to come. Storage in such an important repository excited Mr Oh. ‘I think the Arctic World Archive is a brilliant idea, like the Global Seed Vault, and more artistic,’ he said.
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