Incubating Home [2012]

Incubating Home visualizes the Korean social structure being handed down from one generation to the next. A book of poetry written by my father anchors the piece and serves as a reference to a parental authority that is didactic in its instruction towards cultural identity. Interspersed with the turning pages are fleeting and unstable images of both a transplanted American home and a field being harvested. These couplings seem to speak to the uneasiness of old ideas being cultivated in a new place. Reinforcing this dynamic is an audio track that verges on a call-and-response between a mother dictating her father's lessons to her American-born daughter, who is made to repeat them. This dialogue reverberates within a virtual echo chamber, multiplying the reinscription of the traditional social structure and ideals.

Still Images from Incubating Home