— Azar Nafisi (via endangerment)
Hi. My hobby is interpreting symbols in art and this has been my hobby for years already.
I would like to give my interpretation of Kim Jaejoong’s music video teaser, as I enjoy studying symbolism and dislike the fact people shout ‘SATANIC’, ‘ILLUMINATI’ and useless phrases like that at the imagery depicted. Allow me to put it in a different light for you!
first scene - Jaejoong looking up, surrounded by trees and snow/water falling UP. His hand is on a branch.
Trees and branches can depict growth or knowledge, like your brain making connections. Holding onto a branch, like holding onto a stick, means to be in touch with something earthly. Snow falling up suggests something not-so earthly, something timeless perhaps. I get a semi lost-in-the-woods vibe from the scene.
same setting, next scene - jaejoong close up, both eyes visible, mouth covered by his hand, other on his throat-area, bearing a silver ring, with ‘torn clothes’
interpretation: With the timeless setting of snow/rain falling up, this place is not a ‘real’ place, but might depict the ‘thinking’. All the trees and branches suggest the branching out of knowledge, and the fact he holds onto a branch can suggest that it’s his own sight on knowledge. It looks like he is a little lost there, and all of the grey tones suggest to me it’s not the happiest of places. His hand covering his mouth in the second scene can be a depiction of not being allowed to speak; say no evil and ‘it isn’t there’. However, both his eyes are clearly visible and definitely do ‘see’ the evil.
It suggests to me as time spent in a certain place (maybe SME?) when he was given a certain amount of knowledge and skills, but at the same time found himself lost and unable to or not allowed to speak of things as he reflected on them. The struggle of his ‘mind’.
next scene - an owl, turning its head and looking into the camera (at jaejoong?)
The owl is a classic symbol of wisdom. Wisdom looks at Jaejoong, turns its head towards him; Jaejoong realizes something. Realization is often followed by action;
January - Kalibo, Aklan
May - Seoul and Jeju, S.Korea
August/September - Yogyakarta, Indonesia
* 東方神起 Live World Tour ‘Catch Me’ - Country undecided
* 김재중 Solo Concert (if any) - Country undecided
I can never fully share myself with someone after what has happened. Not now, not ever. I will always keep a part of myself separate from everyone. I’m tired of exerting so much effort, only to be stomped on in the end. Humans are such ruthless creatures, no? They inflict pain on Mother Nature, on animals, and on fellow humans. We truly are despicable.