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‘Even Though We didn’t Go Through It’ explores the potentiality of interdisciplinary art and design in investigating a social thesis research. In both research projects, ‘Name My National Museum of Yours’, and ‘Would I Fit in Yours’ , Wang and Kreidieh, expand on the concepts of personal narratives and memorial representational spaces to reframe historical documentation. By overlapping foreign collective memories, ‘Even Though We didn’t Go Through It’ generates an intercultural dialogue among the audience of an  immersive political performance. Through layers of choreography and multimedia installations, the concepts of repetition, narration and worthiness are questioned.


Name My National Museum of Yours by Jeehyeon Wang
‘Name My National Museum of Yours’ by Jeehyeon Rosa Wang This research reveals missing dates in the history of the National Museum of Korea planted in the collective memory of the young korean generation. By expressing her uncertainties and curiosities about her full imagined experience of “National Museum of Korea”, Jeehyeon creates a choreographed scene based on stories and interpretations of documented records and facts of the changes the National Museum of Korea underwent through Japanese colonial rule and 25 years of dictatorship. She treats the museum as a historical object of exploration creating a performative space where count, repetition and narration meet through layers of mixed media, printing.in.


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‘Would I Fit In Yours?’ by Thourayya Kreidieh

Since 2005, Beirut has been suffering from continuous socio-political conflicts, echoing some events of the 1975 Lebanese war. The city is defined to be in a sustained situation undergoing change. ‘Would I Fit in Yours?’, grows out of a personal conversation to reflect and illuminate undocumented narratives happening during unstable times. It evolves to unveil, the female perspective of past experienced conflicts. Series of conversations between two female generations unfold personal trauma and volatilities. While the stories are being narrated, a factual exposition of the gender inequalities comprising some national legislations is presented. A space of overlapping narratives is created, where the concepts of hope, faith, and worthiness are questioned.

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‘Even Though We Didn't Go Through It’ is an exhibition and a live performance designed by Thourayya Kreidieh and Jeehyeon Rosa Wang, as part of their MFA thesis project at the Interprofessional Studio of the Architectural Association, School of Architecture. The show intervenes on undocumented narratives in the South Korean and Lebanese history created by the fluctuating political conditions. As glorified moments have been captured in official documentation, a lot of other moments were left untraced. Through an immersive interactive experience of ‘Even Though We Didn't Go Through It’, the audience find themselves as witnesses of a collective reconstruction of neglected personal stories.  



Even Though We Didn't Go Through It: A Journey of Our Untold Stories from Jeehyeon Wang on Vimeo.

exhibition sketch from Jeehyeon Wang on Vimeo.

Exhibition Curation



Spatial Installations




Would I Fit in Yours?-Video Installation

Name My National Museum of Yours-Video Installation





Basement Wall Text



Performance Timeline



  


Narration in Performance








Performance Part A

Performance Part B


Performance Ending



Performace making

Performance Sound track making process



Graphic Identity
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Wall text process from Jeehyeon Wang on Vimeo.

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Would I Fit in Yours?


‘Would I Fit in Yours?’, questions the recurring conflicts that Beirut had suffered from; most of these conflicts are the ramifications of the 1975 civil war.  In an attempt to understand the conflicts she personally experienced, Souraya Kreidieh, reflects on similar past events. The project start with a conversation between her and her mother, that evolves to a conversation between two generations of women (the war and the post war generation).  The project creates a platform for the artist to document untold stories as she looks for answers for uncertainties. ‘Is it worth it?’ The stories create a space of overlapping narratives, where the concepts of hope, promises, regaining faith and giving up are investigated.


 
ART IN FLUX-ARTWORKS BY LEBANESE ARTISTS ADDRESSING COLLECTIVE MEMORY