Recollections of Jeju Island: Remembering Through Touch
Reminiscing, recalling precious memories of home and family has become a daily routine since the pandemic took hold, and I could no longer travel to Korea to see my family. I have sought to keep these memories alive through embodied practice, creating tactile objects that celebrate and recollect the colours and textures of significant places. I have striven to activate memories through touch to keep them close at hand, in contrast to memories captured through photography and video.
This project uses a diverse array of design methods and mapping techniques to reimagine memories drawn from time spent with family on Jeju Island during my childhood. I have used ceramic and textile production methods to create a picnic-like experience that reimagines the past as a tactile feast, bringing those distant, close.