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2016 MONTHLY PROJECTS

- Walking on the street

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- Ok? Alright!

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- The tool that reminds of the absent presence

2015

- The waist bends

2012

- An observer park

2010-2011

- A wash place

- Performance 1minute

- Fishing in the forest

- Four men's journey to North Korea

2008-2009

- Meeting North Koreans in the Netherlands

- Jelly bear

- Air out your dirty laundry

- Missing dogs

 

 

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In our modern lives, life structure is arranged in such a way that almost everything can be settled in private spaces and within our homes. We are generally afraid and careful on having our private matters publicly exposed. Furthermore Ansan's Wongok-dong which serves as the subject of this project, is a particularly unusual place and harbours about 62 nationalities. These people do not interact with each other nor do they invade each other's 'territories' due to the differences in nationality, language, religion, culture and way of thinking. They also do not take interest in people with other nationalities. So when at times people do clash, trespass territories or find out that a compatriot was harmed, they will act together and feel a notion of solidarity. These groups of nationalities gather and network through their restaurants, religious houses and community houses. This controversial phenomenon is typical for a city in which invisible borders are created.

Individualism and mass egoism are deeply embedded in our society. To achieve economical development and in order to support this, treaties and agreements are signed between countries and new laws are passed and subsequently the structure of our society has changed such that our lifestyles and ties with people have changed tremendously. No longer is conversing with your neighbour an ordinary thing. I have witnessed this through archived footage and old pictures. In the past, women used to take out their dirty laundry to nearby wash places and wash along with their neighbours. Laundry created its own movement. It was an occasion where people aired out their dirty laundry literally and your dirty underwear was not the only thing on display but rather the gossip of the hour.

I hope that the wash place can be a space within this city with invisible borders where neighbours can tear down the walls of indifference and create new networks and interact with each other.

 

A wash place

Performance | Ansan | 6 August 2010

 

 

 

Title: 2010 Industrial-Residency area interconnecting Residency Program "IR-Interconnecting Road". Duration: 1st August untill 30th September 2010 Location: Ansan Wongok-Dong Borderless village, Ansan Banwol&Siwha Industrial Complex. Host and Organization: Community Space Litmus. Spnsership: GyeongGi Cultural Foundation. Cooperation: Ansan Migrant Community Service Center, Ansan Migrant Center. Participating Artists: Kim Eun Hyung, Choi Jungwoo, Park Seunghoon, Lee Jongkyun, Keum Hyewon, Song Sooyoung, Oh Mikyung.