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Friday · March 30 2007

Wonderland
Photographic re-creations of children's crayon drawings.

For four months, Jung oversaw art classes in four kindergartens in Seoul and collected 1,200 drawings by children between the ages of five and seven. After pouring through them, he carefully selected 17 drawings and interpreted their meanings. Then he recruited 60 high school students by passing out handbills at their schools in which he invited them to act out the scenarios in the children's drawings. In order to recreate faithfully drawing details such as dresses with uneven sleeves or buttons of different sizes, he convinced five fashion designers to custom make the clothing for the photo shoot. He also made props unlike any scale found in reality but similar to those in the drawings.

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What you had to say:
March 31 2007

a bit disappointing considering the coolness of the idea

April 01 2007

I have always loved the idea of drawings coming to life -- he's so lucky to have been able to do that for those kids! I love it.

April 06 2007

There's a long-running show at the Neo-Futurarium called "That's Weird, Grandma" that does basically the same thing with short stories written by kids from Chicago's public schools. This group of adults acts out the stories the kids write, as closely as possible to the way the kids intended. It's absolutely hilarious (although a little bit of the humor is at the expense of the kids).

© 2007 Jason Keglovitz