[Anchor Lead] An unusual exhibit about nature's sacrifice to produce energy is underway in Seoul. The art show is an expression of our gratitude for nature that provides us with electricity.
[Pkg] Yellow drum containers loaded with radioactive waste from a nuclear power plant. Rocks from the ground where these barrels were buried fly toward the florescent lights. The florescent bulbs break and the lights go off one by one. This piece showed the retaliation of the earth after being sacrificed to generate electricity.
[Soundbite] HAN MOO-KWON(MEDIA ARTIST) : "I was impressed by the huge plant that produced electricity, which is invisible. I wanted to create art with it." The media artist with a ten-year career observed four nuclear reactors as well as thermo and hydro power plants. He arranged rocks from a disposal site in Gyeongju on a grassy field in the pattern of electrocardiograms. Water from a power plant is frozen and shaped into a chandelier to play a drum.
[Soundbite] HAN MOO-KWON(MEDIA ARTIST) : "We are not grateful to have electricity. But we need to conserve our resources for the future generation." From the production of electricity at power plants to the disposal of nuclear waste... This exhibit highlights how valuable energy is and how we should be thankful for nature's sacrifice.
1 POETRY OF GYEONGJUSTONE, 60sec,
2 ONE PROTEST ONE STROKE, 1sec
3 ONE DIG ONE BURY1, 60sec
4 ONE DIG ONE BURY2, 60sec
5 ONE END ONE LIVE, 60sec
6 PULSE, 3:30
7 BIRD 20sec
8 SQUARE PROCESS, 60sec
9 PERFORMANCE: DRUMMING GUIDANCE WITH THOMAS MORE'S UTOPIAN MAP,
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