For my first visit back in Korea after I lived as an alien for three and a half years in France, I organized a meeting with my ex-boyfriend in a small park where we had spent time together nine years earlier when we were together.
Writing on the wall: A love story based on this meeting.
Garbage in a suitcase: Consisting of Korean products that I brought to Europe.
Our stories, our background, our bodies, our present needs are the material we can use to design the space: Photographs of our childhood, stories of our previous life, questions about home, how our actual life can feel alien, where do we want to go, where are limitations, restrictions of an encounter?
Afterwards visitors of the exhibition could visit the space and follow the process that took place in the containerbox.
4,5 square meters. Cell of the size asylum seekers in Germany are forced to stay in.
In the re-constructed cell you are permanent under surveillance.
'Hyderabad' is the name of a city in India where a balloon was released with instruments to collect samples from the atmosphere. It found bacteria in the highest recorded altitude, 41 km.
'Challenger Deep' is the deepest point in the ocean where life has been found, 11 km.
The work is about thresholds in human culture and of the planet. The writing is done with a spray can (aerosol can) in a carefree manner, resembling a regular graffiti style. When the texts are written they are cairns (memorials or landmarks), left standing as abstract and physical locations. In the future they will be obsolete when a new discovery is made.