Moonlight (Hae Joo Moon)

#Disabilities_and_boundaries #Relationships #People #Locations #Environment #Participatory_arts

Fields or Genres : Arts education for persons with disabilities / Participatory arts / Installation

Location/Platform : Seoul, Korea / Gyeonggi-do, Korea

Q. Tell Me about Yourself

I take a good look at what surrounds people and things and deliver stories behind what is visible on the surface through creative work. I’m especially interested in working on visualizing individual’s untold and hidden historicity and invisible relationships beneath it through video installation and sculpture as I create interactions with the participants. As I contemplate on disabilities and boundaries existing in our society, I begin to think about an artist’s role in society. With people I met through arts education, I share my thoughts and asks questions regarding it.

Q. What Is Your Driving Force or Inspiration of Your Practice?

The inspiration comes from the ‘here and now’ where I am present, because it stems from the questions and thoughts coming from myself, and a small act of practice in my life.

Q. What is a Teaching Artist?
Describe the Teaching Artist You Would Like to Become in Ten Years.

I think a teaching artist is someone whose life is close to arts. I hope to maintain a calm mind and a sound body even ten years later. Although I may be crashed down and broken in the future, I wish I can get up again and again. I want to look into things around my life so that I can pay attention to people and spaces living in blind spots and actualize arts about and for them.

Q. What is the Metaphor, the Right Word, for your Practice?
And Why?

It’s an adventure. I’m going on adventures between living and death, and many different boundaries in this world.

Q. What Do Colleagues Mean to You?

To be a beacon for each other’s path. No matter how far we are from each other, or how much our paths have diverged, we are each other’s beacon, a lighthouse, and the lights we emit will light up this world.