681 Blair Rd, Ayr, ON N0B 1E0
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This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Location: Meet at the North House (rare Charitable Research Reserve)
Living spirits, vessels for memory, focuses on the practice of Makgeoli, Korean fermented rice wine that survived long periods of prohibition throughout colonialism, war, and military dictatorship. In making Makgeolli, raw ingredients nearing their expiration transform into an entirely different being through the process of fermentation – suggesting alchemy, a sense of magic. Living Spirits expands on ideas around lineage, desire, longing, care, resilience and sustenance through its consideration of recipes as an instructional artefact of memory and time.
This public activation is part of the Of Containers and Firestarts exhibition.
Myung-Sun Kim is an artist and a cultural programmer, based in Toronto. Her work explores ideas around foodways, undocumented history, war, fiction, memory, trauma, resilience, and community care. She is interested in sharing of lived experiences and methodologies that may evoke a collective sense of empathy, a deeper understanding and a care for the differences that exist within our complex intercultural communities, in ways that provides sustenance. She has presented her work throughout North America and in Finland, including FADO Performance Art Centre, Gardiner Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, Art Gallery of Ontario, articule (Montreal, QC), Plug In ICA (Winnipeg, MB), and Gendai Gallery. She was a recent fellow of TAC Leader’s Lab 2017-2018. Her most recent work, Heavy air that holds us together, is on view in a group exhibition, TSG: Say My Name, curated by Syrus Marcus Ware, and located at the Gladstone Hotel until August 5th, 2018.