Exhibition run: August 11-September 3
Opening reception 7-10 PM, Saturday, August 11
“Home, Where My Heart Rests” revolves around a 34-minute video of the same title that documents a four-month long process with the artist’s community of Korean friends in the United States. Over this period, the artist built a practice of visiting the homes of Korean people living temporarily in the United States, and cooking for them a Korean dish with Chinese origins, called Kkan Pung Ki. This sweet and spicy fried chicken dish evokes nostalgia for the artist’s home, but is difficult to find in Chicago.
In the video, the artist cooks at ten homes, and records the conversations that take place, as she asks questions that address the home such as,
“What(where) is your home?”;
“What is your criteria for home?”;
“What does Korea mean to you?”;
“Do you have an object that represents your home?”
A research into the complex meanings of home, it extends into topics of family and personal histories of travel. The translated conversations are transcribed into a book, and photographs of the participants and their homes are also on display.