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25hr sailing is an artist duo made by Bokyung Kim and Cheongjin Keem who works and lives between Berlin and Seoul. They sail to the destination in search of coordinates in the vast ocean where no clue is likely to exist. Surveying the surrounding environment and choosing appropriate materials for them is like a compass, which can facilitate the work. 25hr sailing is research based work and they use new materials-not afraid of painting, photo collage, video, sound, graphic design, and installation. When they were initially interested in this topic, after being independent from Japan and the chaos of the Korean War, it was difficult to find documentation in South Korea. Therefore, they decided that it was not only to connect past and present, but also to create various types.


Recently, 25hr sailing interested in the history of East Asia such as South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan through colonial history. In particular, they focus on architecture, among which they are interested in historical architectures, theatres, and movies. During the period of Japanese colonial rule from the 1900s to the 1940s, they have been researching the relationship between 'Oriental Renaissance Architecture-buildings' built in Korea and Taiwan, and buildings in Europe, especially Berlin.


25hr sailing focused on buildings in Berlin, one of the main cities that inspired early modern Japanese architecture. Japanese imperialism, which has historically adopted Western architectural styles, once again transplanted forms in colonial Korea and embarked on a project that took into account the errors and gaps that occurred.

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