Salt (The Sea with Three Names)2012
crystallized salt from seawater in:
Sea of Japan, Japan, 2012,
East Sea, South Korea, 2012,
East Sea of Korea, North Korea,
Japanese paper, korean paper, plastic bags, frames
3 Pieces, 42.5 x 32.5 x 3 cm each
Food, Clothing and Shelter - Hiroshima Meets Seoul
Seokyeong University, Seoul (KR)
August 28 - September 10, 2012
Salt (Baltic Sea)
There is a sea that is bounded by four countries. Except for Russia, Japan, South Korea and North Korea claim the right to naming for this international waters, so now in 2013 there are three different names: Sea of Japan, East Sea, East Sea of Korea.
This naming dispute makes a border on the sea visible even though there is no natural limit there, though even the salt that was harvested from the sea water of South Korea and Japan almost no differences.
This piece will be completed with a further salt that will be harvested from the seawater of North Korea, if diplomatic relations are normalized with my country once and I am able to visit there. Therefore, it is still unfinished. At the same time, it is a sign of hope that this time will come.