The wider Made in Korea project involves a programme of events happening in the UK and Korea throughout 2017. Most significantly, it further investigates the links between ceramic and sound art practice initiated in collaboration with sound artist Joseph Young for our Landscape : Islands project in 2016. The focus on ceramics and sound continues with a residency, a geo-locative mobile app, an installation at British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) and an exhibition and performances at Mullae Art Factory in Seoul.
In May-June 2017 The Ceramic House hosted a residency for Korean ceramists Kyung Won Baek and Jin Kim, who spent an intensive seven weeks creating an installation at British Ceramics Biennial (BCB), Stoke-on-Trent, opening in September. Their work responds to the ceramic heritage of Stoke-on-Trent, with which they are drawing parallels with Korean manufacturing industry. I am also developing a new body of work for BCB inspired by traditional Korean architectural ceramics and decorative motifs in ancient Korean ceramic vessels. The two installations will together evoke a cultural conversation between UK and Korean ceramic traditions and will be further linked by a four-channel sound installation by Joseph Young.
Mullae Arts Factory marks the end of the project where Young will perform together with Korean sound artists as part of Resonance Festival, I will exhibit a selection of my new work alongside a geo-locative mobile app that uses the ceramic making processes as its source sounds, featuring compositions from three UK-based and three Seoul-based sound artists.