Ah Rum Hwang / Team Leader

#Curiosity #Quirkiness #Possibility #Emotional #Solidarity

Fields or Genres : Actor / Teaching Artist / Performing Arts / Theater

Location/Platform : Seoul, Korea

Q. Tell Me about Yourself

Ah Rum Hwang acts on the stage and is also involved in arts education. To live in the present in a meaningful and worthy way, she pays attention to things around her life and expand their stories. With the fictionality of the play and the power in the imaginative and transformative arts, she intends to meet, talk, and form relationships with various subjects around her. Recently, she attempts to achieve boundaryless harmonization through the collaboration with various genres of arts.

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

It’s people and the stories of my life. As I live, my experiences are shaped by the interaction with the people living in the same era. I try to interpret these experiences from various perspectives and constantly contemplate on them to figure out better ways to live.

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

A teaching artist is a person who fully lives one’s life as sensitively responding to the era one lives in and who shares what one senses from one’s living with others. I want to be a teaching artist who can act first in order to convey my beliefs with authenticity and sincerity.

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

“Poor but warm solidarity.”

To sympathize with and lean on each other, and to look at others people’s poverty with a heartwarming gaze, we need to hold each other’s hands. As the warmth of our hearts travels through our hands, so does the strength to go through our lives together.

Q. What Do Colleagues Mean to You?

Colleagues are those who listen to my countless and unusual, quirky questions about the world without any judgment and willingly share their own thoughts about them. They also have a firm belief in their own arts field and, with that belief, treat others in an open-minded manner.