wearing memory

Photo: Haji Oh

記憶をまとう/ Wearing memory (ver. Wollongong)    2015

Jute rope, Grandmother, mother and aunt’s chima-chogori Photo on film

Installation at TAEM GALLERY (University of Wollongong, Australia)

 

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Photo: Tadasu Yamamoto

記憶をまとう/ Wearing memory (ver. Tokyo)   2014

Jute rope, Grandmother, mother and aunt’s chima-chogori Photo on film

Installation at Koganei Art Spot Chateau 2F (Tokyo, Japan)

 

In 1993, a last homecoming trip of my grandmother with her daughters to Jeju-Island.

The “Island” that I imagined without seeing a map.

The “Island” has provoked my imagination.

In 2004, my first trip to Jeju-Island.

I wore my grandmother’s and mother’s chima-chogori there.

Strolling down a path on the Island, the wind was blowing into a chima.

 

Try to spin these memories.

The threads that have constituted the memories are becoming my skin.