I Confess my Faith 2012

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(Poster Design Copy right_Salon de Factory, Seoul)

Introduction

How does ‘Shamanism’ exist in a ‘Modern Korean life’?

To find out this, Yeong Ran Suh visited 22 village shamanic ceremonies in Seoul. Old villager’s story about their life and belief was strongly connected with Korean history such as Colonial era, Korean War and civilization. Korean shamanism was ostracized by the development of urbanization, science and Christianity. It was wandering around the boundary of belief and religion. This work mixed and matched the story of Korean shamanic belief from research experience.

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Artist statement

I researched the village shamanic ceremony in Seoul to find out the condition of shamanism in a modern life. I met many old village people and listened their life story already connected with Korean history such as Colonial era, world war second and civilization.

Korean shamanism was ostracized by the development of urbanization, science and catholic. It was wandering around the boundary of belief and religion. I mixed and matched the story of Korean shamanic belief during half years of research experience.