LEE Sooyoung

Residency Program

Exchange Residency Program (Inviting)


LEE Sooyoung

Participating ProjectExchange Residency Program (Invitation)
Activity BasedKorea
CityTokyo
Period 2017.5 - 2017.7
Purpose of the residency

It was in the southern city of Korea where I heard that an old man from Japan had come to the city to find his hometown in 60 years. Dakayuki was born in the city in 1935, the colonial era. His grandmother ran a prostitution house. It was a hot summer day for young Dakayuki to hear of the emperor declaring his defeat. The boy had to be deported to Japan. Old Dakayuki said "I had to go to my unacquainted motherland, Japan. I did not want to leave my hometown. I've missed my home for all my life." I just want to see him, the marginal man who lost childhood under the WAR and between the borders.

Plan during the residency

To interview with the people who lived in the Japanese colonial era of Korea: To Summon Memories and collective Psycho-Geography. I'm going to ask them to draw their hometown in Korea. It would be a collective map only depending on their own memories and feelings. The map exists nowhere in this real world therefore may resemble to their hometown drifting between Japan and Korea. To research the soundscape, such as songs, voices and sounds of the cities during the Pacific War. To write a script of performance with what I've researched.

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