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Sulki Choi and Sung Min Choi

Seoul, South Korea

Our flag depicts a cacophonous landscape of earth languages. The white-noise-like image collapses the words in 145 different languages that mean “here”: from the Spanish “aquí” to the Chinese “这里”, or from the Ainu “テタ” to the Zulu “la.” “Here”—the word and the idea—is interesting as it suggests the speaker’s intimate relation to her or his place, while the meaning is often vague outside a specific context. We think it captures something about how we occupy this place, concretely and indeterminably.

Interview with Studio Sulki and Min

Postfossil: Hello! What is your name and where are you from?

We are Sulki and Min, Choi Sulki and Choi Sung Min. We are from Seoul, Korea.

Postfossil: How do you work?

We work hard.

Postfossil: What inspires you?

Inspiration is overrated.

Postfossil: What are you up to right now?

We are waiting for the last corrections to a book that we have been working on for weeks.

Postfossil: How did you start the design process of the flag?

We asked ourselves: what is it that unites and divides us at the same time?

Postfossil: What do you want to express with your design of the flag?

Not-so-simplistic notion of hope, or despair.

Postfossil: What is your wish for the future of the planet?

The planet will be just fine in the future with or without us.

photo credits studio picture: EH

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