The artist residency at Wongol, South Korea presented a challenge in engaging the local community due to language barrier.
Dominated by Farmers’ community, Wongol is a very small village with mostly old people as residents. Without a common language to communicate, it was difficult to start a conversation. It was only through gestures that a dialogue could begin. Frequent visits to their fields and living spaces got us acquaintance with each other. An exchange of old working gloves for new ones was something like a giving a memory to these wordless conversations.