This performance explores the idea of revenants returning to tell stories of unresolved, undocumented histories, particularly in the context of Korea’s last century of colonialism, war, violent dictatorship and liberation. The work is a continuation of ideas explored in Haunting in the Flesh and carries forward this speculative fiction-driven narrative asking questions around violence and empathy.
An artist talk will follow the performance, organised in collaboration with Atelier Céladon and accompanied by Korean dishes prepared by Joah Joah.
*Myung-Sun Kim would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.
Myung-Sun Kim is an artist and an arts programmer based in Toronto. She is interested in sharing of lived experiences and methodologies that may evoke a collective sense of empathy and community care, in ways that provides sustenance. She has an upcoming exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Every. Now. Then., opening on June 28, 2018 and continuing to February 18, 2018.
Yen-Chao Lin is a Montreal-based multidisciplinary artist, self-described postmodern archivist, and a natural history enthusiast. She is an avid collector of all things from found family records to Victorian ephemera and biological specimens. Her works are often inspired by oral histories, folk religion practices, as well as recurring hauntological themes. Lin holds a BFA from Concordia University with a major in film production. Her works has been shown at Festival du nouveau cinéma (Montreal), Antimatter Media Art (Victoria), Women Make Waves (Taipei), Oboro (Montreal), articule (Montreal) amongst others. She is currently a core member and key programmer for Atelier Céladon.
Participating Artists: Myung-Sun Kim
Credits: Myung-Sun Kim, Haunting in the Flesh, 2015