A conversation with our magazine contributors as they share the behind-the-scenes stories of their pieces. Each chat is unique and insightful, offering a glimpse into their thoughts, explorations, and creations around the theme of water, jip-bab, or aging in place.
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Interdisciplinary artist Emily Jung chats with us about her visit to a senior community care centre, approaching the theme of aging in place as a form of capturing time, and ways people gravitate to communal spaces at all ages. Read Emily's multimedia piece here.
Photographer Jennifer Lee chats with us about her Great aunts creating a shared space to grow old in the intense energy of New York City and putting in the labour to document the everyday moments. View Jennifer's photographs and text here.
Creative technologist Lily Jeon chats with us about aging alongside house plants, viewing the world through the perspective of "tree supremacy," and the intricate hands-on process of her paper diorama. View Lily's artwork and text here.
Photographer Juliana Sohn chats with us about end-of-life rituals, legacy portraits, and the cultural practice of jesa. View Juliana's photographs and text here.
Justice-oriented therapist Ji-Youn Kim chats with us about jip-bab as a form of repair after rupture, contextualizing her rage and grief, and discomfort with bringing ancestral practices to stolen land.
Illustrator Subin Yang chats with us about jip-bab as an intimate yet communal sharing, food as an artistic exploration, and cooking as the best gift of care. View her cover illustration here.
Writer Michelle Kim and illustrator Sena Kwon chat with us about sentiments behind their favourite Korean food and what kind of halmoni they wish to be in the future. Read and view their piece here.
Artist Cat Lamora chats with us about their inspiration behind recreating a symbolic communal space and the first steamy mokyoktang experience. View their paper art installation and text here.
A storytelling project born out of a desire to create a space where we can get to know each other and ourselves. Join us in our conversations as we take a deep dive into the inner lives of women in the Korean diaspora.