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(Contra)dictions (diptych) (2021)

36" x 48" x 3" (each board)

Left (West) board: American kitchen items on whiteboard (made in China and bought from a Southern California Walmart), right (East) board: Korean kitchen items on whiteboard (made in Korea and bought from a Southern California H-Mart), plastic, magnets, transparency paper, ink, glue

My personally embodied and idiosyncratically experienced concepts and feelings are concretized through generic Korean and American kitchen items, effecting (ever-shifting) conceptual and affective vocabularies or grammars. For example, my idea of “injustice” was birthed and is often inflected through my awareness of “Americanness.” Both my experience and concept of “the injustice of (micro)aggressions from Korean (American) women and girls” are also distinctly American possibilities. I know another world of things through my awareness of “Koreanness:” these knowings are generally less articulable and have become solidified through privately experienced emotional repetition. (From my body of work exploring Lorde's "erotic," Barthes' "Neutral" and the "generic.")

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