The idea for this work came from the fact that I have no knowledge of who my neighbours are, apart from what I can infer from their early morning arguments. My ineptitude when it comes to speaking Korean, further amplifies this inability to fully understand by surroundings completely. I’m isolated in my apartment by my lack of knowledge. And even when I try to imagine who the people are that I share my walls with, I am limited by my own experience, imagination and understanding of life. My understanding of the world limits me. How we judge other people, or situations, speak more about us than it does about them. These limits extend to my own identity and relationships with other people, as these things are bound by my own perspective. We all are.
Scene III, Digital Print, 2016
Bound by Fiction, Mixed media, 2016
The viewer was encouraged to write down dialogue or clues as to what was happening in the scene. Some photos of the installation at the exhibition.
My experience of being female finds its way into a lot of my art. Art is after all an outlet for me to communicate to the world how I feel and what I am dealing with. This installation was on display at Wooyeon Gallery in 2014 as part of the Daejeon Arts Collective’s spring exhibition.
Scapegoat triptych, Pierced paper on light box, 2014
Scapegoat, Pierced paper on light box, 2014
This project was the result of me coming to terms with being an English teacher in Korea after having just graduated from architecture school, while my peers were pursuing their careers in architecture. I did not find teaching challenging at the time and was yearning to design or to solve a problem. I asked some of my student what they wanted to be when they grew up, and designed a project around that. I joined the Daejeon Art Collective shortly after starting this project, and had the opportunity to exhibit my work at the DJAC Autumn Exhibition in 2013.