One day, a single weed popped up along a route I often took to school. Rainy season had just begun, and the weed was shooting up, taller each time I saw it. I looked forward to monitoring the progress of that weed day-in, day-out as I passed by each morning and evening.
I wondered what landscape the weed saw - roots burrowed in the ground, spending its entire existence in the same place, unable to take a single independent step - and what it looked at. Lowering my camera to its level, lying flat on the ground, I peered through the viewfinder. Captured in the square frame, looked at, the weed was in turn looking.
- Mi Yeon artist excerpt from Yomogi soshi Who might you be? (2014).
Born in Seoul, South Korea Mi Yeon has been a resident of Tokyo since 1991. Her photographic works explore themes which question and focuses on the certainty and uncertainty of "existing".
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