땅이 된 바다_ 굴 땅 Landed Ocean _ Oyster Land
만석동 굴껍질, 무명실, 와이어, Led 미광,
Oyster shells from Mansukdong Incheon, cotton threads, wire, Led Light
About My show, Landed Ocean, it's made by Oysters from this aria.
Those who had come into the sea empty-handed and saved their family by hardening the ground and setting up their dwellings
The sea that has willingly allowed them to settle
The town that was a sea
The houses that were a sea
The streets that were a sea
People that were a sea
The sea’s dream hidden behind an invisible land while settling for a while
The tale of the sea that has allowed people to occupy it
And, their stories
Migrants without their own land who lived by the seaside while surviving and feeding their families with oysters offered by the sea. A huge pile of oyster shells that are abandoned and stacked like a mountain ------ An oyster shell, which was a dwelling for one creature, is used by another creature (humans). Humans built their dwellings on the land reclaimed with oyster shells. The land reclaimed with oyster shells was gradually widened, and many do not know this land was originally part of the sea. This work suggests there is the sea, which allowed men or oysters to live here, an invisible site. This installation work is a representation of labor and survival blossoming like a dream and growing like a vine.
When on a field trip to Manseok-dong, Incheon in the winter of 2015 for our art museum’s inaugural exhibition (Between House and House, Space ADO), I had an opportunity to look into the facets of this area and those living there. Residents in Manseok-dong, Incheon are living a very simple, frugal lifestyle. Only oyster shells and briquette ashes are abandoned here. The abandoned oyster shells are used to reclaim the land. Those shells were used to fill the land on which we are standing now. Oyster Land takes note of stories of the land springing from the harsh lives of those living on the seaside of Incheon as well as stories of oysters used as a means of living, residents who live in the land reclaimed with those oyster shells, and the sea that allowed people to survive.
빈손으로 바다에게 와
땅을 짓고 집을 세워 가족을 지킨 사람들
그들을 위해 기꺼이 정착해준 바다.
잠시 정주하지만, 보이지 않는 땅 속에 숨은 바다의 꿈
사람에게 자신을 내 준 바다 이야기
그리고 그런 사람의 이야기
바닷가에 이주한 땅 없는 사람들은 바다가 공짜로 내어준 굴을 캐어 팔아 가족과 자신을 생존케 하면서 오랜 시간 이 곳에서 살았습니다. 팔고 버려지는 것은 산처럼 쌓이는 굴 껍질들... 한 생명체의 집이었지만, 또 다른 생명(사람)을 위해 내어주고, 그 껍질들로 다시 해변을 메우고 땅을 개간하여 이 사람들은 집을 짓고 살았습니다. 굴로 된 개간된 땅들은 점점 넓어져 이제는 이곳이 원래 바다였다는 것조차 알 수 없지만, 이곳엔 사람이든 굴이든, 생명을 담았고, 살게 했던 것들이 보이지 않는 곳에 있습니다. 노동과 생존이 꿈처럼 피어나고 넝쿨처럼 자란 형상을 풍요의 이미지로 표현하는 설치작업입니다