Telepathy And Landscapes

2018 - 2019

Archival project to explore the beauty of Korea

The ongoing archives of Telepathy And Landscapes (TAL) currently include visual and sound documentation of performances, conversations, objects, and field researches.

Since 2018, I became very interested in the origin of my cultural background for researching the context of my superego after having traveled around Europe in summer. I have grown up  mostly in a western environment as my parents sent me to a private Christian elementary school in Korea, and I moved alone to Canada at age 14. Although I never had a good

chance to deeply inquire about my national identity, I always knew by heart that my conscience was deeply rooted in the culture of Korea.

When I came to visit home during the vacations, I had field trips to historic places to trace down my national identity and made a series of collaborative projects to explore the visual aesthetic and philosophy of Korea. In 2019, my friends and I formed an anonymous performance group named 탈 (Telepathy And Landscapes), meaning mask in Korean (referring to Hahoe Mask). The purpose of this collective movement is to understand our origin in-depth by researching, performing, and making civic scale art to raise awareness to appreciate the intrinsic value of Korean folk rituals, shamanism, architecture, and natural landscapes.

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