#1081: Using VR to Capture Memories of Home with Sunghwan Lee’s “Ihyangjeong: Carving with Memories”

Ihyangjeong: Carving with Memories is by Korean 2D animator Sunghwan Lee of Studio Shelter, who used Quill to tell a spatial story about the connections between home, objects, and memory. The piece tells a larger story of Lee’s journey from a dingy basement city apartment, the memories of his father’s home in a traditional Korean home, to his aspirations of building a custom home in the country that can be a vessel for his memories. Lee emphasized the use of VR as a form of memory capture and sharing his own confusion and struggles around his journey of finding comfort in his home.

I had a chance to talk with Lee at SXSW through Korean interpreter Abigail Hyun-Gee Jei, and so the first half of this conversation is the English version, and there is a full Korean version starting at 29 minutes and 15 seconds. (인터뷰의 한국어 부분은 29분 15초부터 시작됩니다.)

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