I Could See Ice Cream Vans from the Window
School of Design
MA Textiles, 2016
I explore the relation between a place and a human in my practice. In the time of diaspora, places are always in the state of flux as well as humans; materials of a place are constantly scrapped, cleared, and rebuilt for a new tenant. The material matter affects the psychological matter of a place, or a sense of place, and these two opposites interrelate to define a place.
One’s sense of place remains in his/her mind regardless of one’s geographical location and it is often detached from the status quo of a place as a memory. When a sense of place is physically and mentally separated from that place, it becomes part of one’s subjectivity. The materiality of place and the subjectivity exist in the one spectrum. Like liquid, ‘I’ float into a place. Then where do ‘I’ start? Where does a place end?
- BA Fashion Textiles, University for the Creative Arts, 2014; BA Literature, Sophia University, 2009
- Visiting tutor, Suidobata Fine Arts Academy, Tokyo, 2014, 2015
- Moving Textiles Exhibition, TIO3, Ronse, Belgium, 2014; Digital Encounters, UCA Canterbury, Canterbury, UK, 2014
- Cannot Remember Which Is New: Analysis on the Memory of Fashion, End of Fashion Conference, The University of Otago, 8,9 December 2016 (Planned)