This work is based on an attempt to psychologically document my routine but unconscious line of questioning as to if I were a nonbeliever. At one of the holiest places in the world, the birthplace of the Buddha, Rumbini in Nepal, I find apathy in the tension between my perception of the religion and culturally ingrained responses to my psychological state. I became aware of the ephemeralness. While they were doing what they have to do, I only gazed them. I only can see what I known. I only can see this much at this time. In the eyes of dog, he only can see another dog. Maybe I was a dog.
Seoungho Cho (KR), born 1959. He received his M.A. from New York University. He received a Rockefeller Foundation Fellowship and the Grand Prize at the 27th Black Maria Film Festival. Cho’s solo exhibitions have included The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Montevideo, Amsterdam and LeeUm Museum of Modern Art, Seoul. His installations have been selected for the permanent collection at such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, LeeUm Museum of Modern Art, Korea and at the Los Angeles International Airport. In 2012, Cho’s Buoy was presented as a massive multi-channel installation in Times Square, New York, a collaboration between EAI and the Times Square Alliance. Cho’s tapes have been broadcast nationally and internationally. He lives in New York.