It’s the fifth day of our festive flashback and today we're spotlighting Ik-Joong Kang's floating installation made of 500 stories that lit up the Thames back in September. 

One of South Korea’s most renowned and celebrated multimedia artists, Ik-Joong Kang's first major UK commission Floating Dreams was a large-scale installation situated in the centre of the River Thames by Millennium Bridge. Constructed of 500 drawings by displaced Koreans, the images recalled memories of lost homes and broken families divided during the Korean War (1950-53).

The artist transferred the hundreds of images onto pieces of Hanji, a traditional Korean rice paper and constructed his single piece that was illuminated from within - a moving symbol of hope for the reunification of North and South Korea.

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