<The Death of Isolation from Poverty>
In 1997 Korea was hit by an economic crisis which led to the collapse of many companies and the rise of unemployment. Families disbanded and the number of homeless increased. While alone, these individuals wandered the streets and resided in slum-like dwellings. The number of people who failed to get back on their feet and thus died alone has increased every year. However, the government does not maintain records of their exact number. Their deaths are summed up in the objects they left behind which are stored in a warehouse without respect and, eventually, discarded.