Weathering – 2015
Casted soap, rose essence, towels, aluminum, water, plastic

Thinking of the public bathroom soap bars prevalent in Seoul as a medium, in this installation, the casted soap hands of an elderly person were used by the visitors to be deformed and unwrinkled throughout the duration of the exhibition.
This installation was specific to the location of the art space, which was inside a run-down market hall, which was going through the process of gentrification. Many of the shop owners were elderly women and men. The visitors washed their hands using the casted soap hands which changed the form of the sculpture of an elderly person. This interactive sculpture is a commentary on an art space’s role in vitalizing local economy, but at the same time contributing to the gentrification of these locations.