In the exhibition “trans Pop: Korea Vietnam Mix”, a renowned Korean artist, Lee Yong-baek utilizes highly technical and digitally processed videos to present a visually striking imagery of soldiers camouflaging in flowers. Lee Yong-baek presents a paradox of peacefulness in nature and destruction of war through symbolizing flowers and soldiers with guns. The artist intentionally filled the screen with vivid and colorful flowers, which brings out a strong sense of Flower Power, the anti war symbol idealized by hippies during the U.S’ involvement in the Vietnam War . Lee’s single channel video production proposes an irony of soldiers camouflaging in what appears to be a beautiful garden, or perhaps a cosmic space, as they walk through the flowers in an extremely slow motion. The space filled with colorful flowers provides a sense of surrealism, while soldiers and their guns evokes the reality of wars. Moreover, due to the happy and warm atmosphere created by the colorful flowers, the sense of destructiveness presented by soldiers is strengthened when they gradually enter into the screen one by one, three in total. Although it is indeed a rather long production for being constituted by extremely slow motion and subtle changes, the message conveyed in the piece is not only strong but also presented in a unique way that it intrigued me into its world throughout the 23 minutes. I especially liked how the soldier is so camouflaged that you cannot immediately identify him as one in the very beginning of his appearance, in addition to how he unifies with the background in the very end; it is as if to say that danger can be hidden anywhere, even in the most beautiful places you can imagine.