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Yoonsoo 

I explored the idea of containment through my experiences of a mother-daughter relationship, personal identity, and the pandemic due to Covid-19. My inspirations came from personal histories in relation to containment. I used my art to explore both the protective and restraining aspects of containment, which often evokes strong emotions and frustration. I have used various mediums for my artworks to express my thematic focus of containment, they include charcoal drawing, acrylic painting, storytelling with video, ceramics, and embroidery.

Artist Rationale in Full 

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TItle: Mother

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Discipline: Video

 

Description:

This body of work is influenced by Measures of Distance(1988) by Mona Hatoum. This video consists of images and videos of my mother doing needlework and her workspace. I overlapped those imageries with text in Korean from letters and cards my mother wrote to me since when I was young to represent my nationality and conversation between my mother and I.