House to Home, Come On Ceremony 2016


House to Home: Come on Ceremony  #Interview #Ceremony

Come on Ceremony is a story about the expanding family. Since antiquity, wedding ceremonies have been involved in the formation of new families. Having originated from various cultures, the forms of weddings evolve with cultural changes in any given society. As a granddaughter of Korans who immigrated to Japan in the 1920s, the artist has attended many different kinds of weddings, before and after moving to the Republic of Korea in 2003.

The formalities and foods will vary between a family festival (a gathering of relatives before a wedding, a tradition in Jeju-do) at a Japanese restaurant, a ZAINICHI style wedding reception at a Chinese restaurant, a traditional Korean wedding ceremony, a traditional Japanese wedding ceremony, weddings in churches and Weddings in Korean wedding halls, etc. With an interest in how these various forms share the significance of the birth a new family, the artist has created a new kind of ceremony based on the wedding cultures she had thus far experienced, performing her own wedding as art on two separate occasions. The communities surrounding the bride and groom gather for a new ceremony and form a family in it.

Come On ceremony plays on a monitor, and its backdrop s an urban HanOk (traditional Korean architecture) village in SeongBuk-dong, which was built through Japanese-style Zoning and Koran architecture. As SeongBuk-dong is a neighborhood of tight-knit communities, the artist was able to borrow furniture from locals there to use as props in her video. Wearing a bridal gown made of vintage HanBok(traditional Koran clothing) cloth in a house thus decorated and with Korean and Japanese foods and beverages such as Buchingae(Korean pancakes) and Okonomiyaki(Japanese pancakes), MakKori(Korean rice wine) and Sake, the artist held a feast reinterpreting Jeju-do's family feasts and their Japanese incarnations.