♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue III

{Prologue III} Jae (Song Jae Won)’s 1999 South Korea They wouldn’t let me out. When I finally shoved past the barricade of arms, and barreled out of the bedroom into Dad’s chamber where the loud noises echoed, I had to cough hard to clear my lungs. Clouds of smoke in the air were far tooContinue reading “♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue III”

♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue I

{Prologue I} Reina Yamaguchi’s 1999Nagoya If you believed that babies are born with no conscious memories – as blank as a paper, then children can be trained to be fearless, or conditioned to fear anything. Parents often warn their kids by injecting elements of horror. Headless ghouls, the boogeyman, killer clowns and strangers who offerContinue reading “♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue I”

oo2 ✦ Dangerous Mind ✦

Don’t you think you’ve had enough Do their claws make sores Take my hand and come away “We have with us a fresh face from Seoul, where many of you were from. Make him feel welcome. Please come in, Max.” Stoicly, Max stepped in. He scanned the classroom, his gaze never faltering when his eyesContinue reading “oo2 ✦ Dangerous Mind ✦”

oo1 ✦ Dangerous Mind ✦

The night is long – shadows grow on my wall I’m calling out but no one’s home; Cause paranoia is the only friend I know Street lamps dimmed promptly at midnight, signalling the witching hours. A rented motorbike cruised along the Kan-Etsu expressway at a speed enough to give the common man a heart attack.Continue reading “oo1 ✦ Dangerous Mind ✦”

♛ Scarlet Carousel | oo2

{Installation} – [oo2] Noemie Matsumoto is accustomed to getting what she wants. A girl with a purpose. February 2017 South Korea “Noemie is late! I tried dialling her cellphone but it’s been going straight to voicemail.” “I wouldn’t be too worried. Knowing Noemie, she’s possibly hooked up with some fella on her way to Miller’s.”Continue reading “♛ Scarlet Carousel | oo2”

♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue IV

{Prologue} Eiji Saito’s 1999 Fukushima Sunshine boy!  Back home in Fukushima, the old lady with the limp at the convenience store welcomed her favourite elementary school boy with a daily tube of chocolate mint candies. Before her passing, Eiji crossed the street twice a day just to say hello and accepted her gifts with greatContinue reading “♛ Scarlet Carousel | Prologue IV”