Residency 2023

대부도 & 시화호 4주 작가 레지던시
4-week artist residency at Daebu-Do & Sihwa Lake

Getbol Residency took place for a month under Sunjoo Lee and Unknown Kim in Dae-bu Island and Sihwa Lake area. Two artists, residing close to mudflats, explored the direct and indirect relationships between humans and non-humans, the degree of entanglement, and the situatedness of mudflats. From measuring and observing to staring and insight. Methods used by the two artists were diverse, but they both reflected a reaction to a question, 'How can we coexist positively with non-humans?'

Participants ︎ Unknown Kim(Sond Artist), Sunjoo Lee(Media Artist)
Organisation︎ Getbol Lab, Delightfull
Location ︎ Daebudo & Sihwa Lake, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-Do, South Korea
Time ︎ 2023.07.01 - 2023.07.28

Sunjoo Lee and Unknown Kim resided in the Daebudo and Sihwa Lake areas in July, immersing themselves in the surrounding mudflats, from data to empirical knowledge, affection, and imagination.

Sunjoo Lee took daily strolls around the mud flats, fostering a connection with the creatures inhabiting the tidal ecosystem, with a particular fascination for crabs. By exploring the diverse crab mud-built houses, and observing their walking methods, speed, and reactions to elements such as wind, waves, and sunlight. One of her work <The Mudwalker> was motivated by the curiosity about how artificial entities could harmonize with the changing wetland environment, and the organic and sensitive creatures, especially the crabs. Using materials found in the mudflats, particularly branches, and combining them with electronic circuits.This incomplete robot underwent iterations and adaptations to acclimate itself to the mudflat environment. Also, she installed small structures on the mudflats and set up a camera to observe the mudflats' day-night tidal rhythms.

Unknown Kim focused her exploration on Daebudo in the Sihwaho area to investigate acoustic communication between artificial infra and ecology. Despite feeling somewhat intimidated by the sci-fi-like environment of Sihwa Lake, where large-scale structures exist within nature. It also exuded a captivating but ambiguous impression. This ambiguity created confusion in her contextualization as a 'human,' prompting her to ponder how to situate this place amid various perspectives such as non-human, human, ecology, and urban within the dynamic history of reclamation.<Into the (re)wild> is an audio map that explores the sound in the ecological environment between artificial and natural elements in the Daebudo area.