Young lesbians have been marginalized in the spaces of men, heterosexuals, and cisgender people, but they have continuously made their own spaces in the middle of the city, such as the legendary queer spaces ‘Chanel’ and ‘Sinchon Park.’ The marijuana smoke filled rooms in Myeongdong, the Sinchon Park restrooms warm in winter, the heartbreaking parting with one’s first love. We look back at the disappeared queer spaces through memory. Furthermore, we look back at the new spaces in 2019 that are similar to the two places. How has the face of queer spaces changed according to contemporary culture? The memories written on the stage start speaking psychological landscape of Korean society.
Urban spaces are full of life and in every moment experiences change. In this process, some memories associated with a particular space gain meaning while others fade. Those memories left behind are recorded under the name of ‘archive,’ and become an official history. We try to capture the moments that have been marginalized through the medium of ‘memory,’ which is a microscopic element that constitutes the placeness of the city and failed to become ‘meaning.’ Through this, the solid looking city structure falter and the memory of queer bodies discordant with space becomes history.