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Yaloo: K Delicacies
On View Thru Sunday, October 13th

Yaloo: K Delicacies
Friday, September 6, 2019 – Sunday, October 13, 2019
Presented in Gallery Two

About the Exhibition

K Delicacies is an experimental video essay comprised of projection-mapped video on sculptures. The work investigates one of the first documented individuals of the Korean Diaspora in the U.S., Dr. Phillip Jaisohn (서재필, Soh Jaipil). Using Dr. Jaisohn’s 1939 article “Korean Delicacies” as a launching point, the project explores concepts of translation, diaspora and the tensions between assimilation and independence exemplified by Dr. Jaisohn’s life and work.

Dr. Jaisohn (1864-1951) was a medical doctor, publisher and a proponent of Korean independence who dedicated his life and writings to political activism and boundary breaking. Later in his career, he wrote weekly articles for The New Korea, a bilingual newspaper aimed at second generation Korean Americans. The article “Korean Delicacies” details Korean comfort food, such as chestnuts, persimmons and rice wine, presenting a nostalgic reverie of foods likely not experienced by The New Korea’s Engligh-speaking audience.

Using Jaisohn’s article, Korean chestnut, persimmon and walnut as a set of video-portals, I attempt to create an immersive portrait of Jaisohn’s emotional, psychological and ideological landscape.

About the Artist

Yaloo is a South Korean-born visual artist working with digital media based in Seoul and Chicago. She received BFA 2012 MFA 2015 from School of the Art Institute of Chicago focusing on video installation. She was the first recipient of Lyn Blumenthal Memorial Fellowship from Video Data Bank. She received Gold Award from AHL Foundation, NY. She is also a recent grant recipient from Incheon Foundation of Art and Culture, South Korea. She is a full fellowship recipient of Asia Culture Center Creator in Lab (South Korea), Headlands Art Center (USA), Fukuoka Asian Art Museum (Japan), La Bande Video (Quebec), Western Front (Canada), Bemis Studio Art Center (USA), and Vermont Studio Art Center (USA). Her works have been part of number of solo/group shows such as Quebec City Biennale (Canada) and Liege Biennale (Belgium).

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