KIM Woojin

Residency Program

International Creator Residency Program

update: 2024.4.3

KIM Woojin

Participating ProjectInternational Creator Residency Program
Activity BasedSeoul
City / Place stayedTokyo 
Period2024.1 - 2024.3
Purpose of the residency

I will research about minority language in Japan and Japanese language policy change, and I will collect individuals’ memories about that. Even though the endangered language is being in current, it is hard to say that it will exist in near future. It can comment that they are in ghost stage. In terms of literature and image research, I will collect that with the keyword, ghost. Due to aging and urban-oriented policies, young people move to cities, thus far away country towns and houses becoming ghost. The process is like certain languages becoming disappearing. I would like to collect stories and images from that as a metaphor. As digital world, ocean of information is expanding, language in digital extinction is getting serious. Most linguists comment that even major languages are not free from that. To think about near future about language and Asia, I will research that, as well.

Plan during the residency
  • Research about Ainu language
  • Research about Ryukyuan language focusing on Okinawan language
  • Research about disappearing town in Japan
  • Collecting Japanese folktale/ Collecting images
  • Open studio/ exhibition

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