Video for Do Ho Suh's Home Within Home Within Home Within Home Within Home
In 2013, Korean artist Do Ho Suh’s installation Home Within Home Within Home Within Home Within Home was exhibited for the first time as an inaugural show for Seoul’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. For the project, Imagebakery produced a video documentary of the artist’s giant installation - a silk replica of a life-size (12 meters by 15 meters) three-story house that the artist had lived when he first moved to the United States to study art. The shooting of the installation, however, involved a complicated process mainly due to the giant scale of the sculpture. Because the scale was so big, the relative space to capture within the frame was limited, which became a creative barrier in the film. Given such condition and in order to maximize the team’s creative options as well as including as many ideas for the film, the company underwent a 3D simulation test in the computer lab for nearly two weeks.
The team’s priority in the simulation test was to put aside its technical barriers in filming the installation such as its shooting equipment, and focus on the ideas. Later, the team figured out technical solutions to produce images from the simulation test into real life by gathering rare shooting equipment. Using digital simulation, the team also produced an identical model of Seoul Box and the museum site complete with the direction of camera movements and visitor circulation. This helped to enhance the accuracy of communication with the artist who lived overseas as well as providing a perfect guide to the museum staff.