We will be making relatively frequent reports in the next four weeks as we trek the mountains of Korea, Glaciers of Switzerland, join a land art festival in Prague and comb the shores of the Arctic Sea in Norway!
Thanks to our old friend Bora Hong from Gallery Factory in Seoul, we’ll be spending the next ten days in South Korea producing new works and preparing for an exhibition later this year. A big thanks also to Frame Contemporary Art Finland and the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Seoul for making this trip possible.
After a night in Seoul, we headed to the Gangwon province and the city of Pyongchang (the Olympic destination for 2018). Daham Yeo navigated some 180 kilometers of traffic jams to the mountains in the eastern part of the country, where we will wake up tomorrow at the 700 village to start location scouting!
The Potato Blossom Center! © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
The welcome crowd from left to right, our filmmaker for the week; Daham Yeo, the Gallery Factory team; Jiwon Kim and Bora Hong, current house artist; Camilla Berner from Denmark and Hyejin Yeo and Kyounghee Lee from Vice Versa. © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
The view from our mountainous HQ © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Suncheol Lee, is the founder and director of the Potato Blossom Studio Center. We’ll return to this magnetic community activist with more details later – stay posted. © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Impromptu introductions to the Appropriate Technology class. © Karoline Hjorth Riitta Ikonen
Our next exhibition venue will be the new wing of The Potato Blossom Center © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen
Just in case this blog post seems too factual, this is the moment we found the Larvae-machine at the service station. © Karoline Hjorth & Riitta Ikonen