<Only sea saw 바다는 보았다>
Performance, Ishinomaki, Japan / Responding 2023
As the huge ruins are not an installation,
As the scary sounds are not a movie,
This area is not a set for art after the east Japan great earthquake 2011, however, I’m trying to make an encounter with me from 2023 Korea.
Starting a little condolence, I grabbed a dead fish. The life used to be alive once tells us his existence now with a dead smell. Behind the big facades, only the matter of dead and life waves in the sea.
For all, the witness, the sea only saw.
I just try to chang our perspectives opposite of the sea holding peoples. Now we stand watching the sea and I cry with a stainless basket hitting with a hammer.
The sounds of waves, the sounds of hammer. Only the sea is watching like the genuine gentleman. I’m a just the shallow waves.