Birth of a Museum: Documenting the Construction of MMCA, Seoul
In order to document the historic construction and opening of MMCA Seoul, a long-term archive project has been carried out, recording the entire process of the construction in great detail. The archive project extensively chronicled the construction of the museum from numerous angles, utilizing a variety of audio-visual media, including photography, video, and sound. Photographic documentation was led by two of Korea’s most renowned photographers, Suntag Noh and Seung Woo Back, for a period of 5 years from the beginning of the construction process in 2009 to the completion in 2013. Video footage of the construction was recorded by Documentarykorea co., Ltd., a documentary production company, from 2010 for 4 years. The sound recording was taken for 2 years since 2012 by the artist Yangachi. An "archive" as well as an artwork, Birth of a Museum traces and projects MMCA's the past, present, and future.