This piece is really difficult to take a full picture of as you can imagine.
Estimated Line of General Happiness and Enjoyment Since Moving Abroad (To Korea in 2010) For the First Time, 2016
10 meter scroll
Canvas, spray-paint, markers, crayons
:In Collaboration with Haesook Kim, Laura Veron, Julie Finelli, Hui Ung Jin, and Gyul Jin
Interview questions asked by Leela Bear, August 2016
(In consideration of the (solo)exhibition at Palsa Gallery and Artist in Residency Program at Art Space Jang)
What is the focus of this body of work?
I wanted to use this residency as a platform for exploring what collaboration could look like in my work, mixed in with an element of chance.
The focus piece of this exhibition explores your experience of happiness since moving to Korea in 2010, why did you choose to have other artists collaborate with you on such a (potentially) personal piece?
Happiness is subjective; it changes as your perspective does. The dates represent times I had traveled back to my home country and were used as neutral markers. I thought that other artists might have specific memories relating to those marked times of the previous years. So, I wanted to encourage those contributors to take part by reflecting on this specific selection of years and dates.
How do you feel Korea has influenced your work?
Korea has influenced my work immensely. I’ve had the opportunity to join several residencies here that have shaped my work. I have been able to play the role of the outsider here in Korea exploring a culture unique to my own, and also looking back at my home country culture in a new context. Korea’s focus on community has played a defining role in my work, and living abroad for an undetermined period of time has influenced the type of support/ surface I use in my work to be of a more nomadic quality.