«The first time I began shooting my pet pigeon, Bisoon, was in 1993 when I moved into a new studio space and the studio remained empty for a while.

This work stopped as the empty studio eventually became filled with furniture and other items. I took up shooting Bisoon again later at a former elementary school classroom in a rural, abandoned school.

In that closed classroom, Bisoon performed a variety of scenes. What I saw were the scenes of the desperation and hope of a bird trying to escape from an unfamiliar space.

From the scenes of the desperate attempts of the bird in what is for the bird a very unnatural space, I saw the internal attempts of the humans for salvation.

Gugu is an onomatopoeic word for pigeon cry in Korean, but for me personally it also signifies guwon, or salvation. »