These works narrate my personal experience as a migrant contemplating this unfamiliar city. I emphasize the transition time and subtle power dynamics that appear in my non-native language as an Asian minority in this current context. With my works, I allude to how an individual faces bias in the negotiation process of quotidian migration.

In Mynameisyours footage of a building in disrepair is matched with the short comment: “I’m barely balancing.” Looking at Jin’s work, consider the emotional and psychological properties of balance alongside the physical balance at play in his sculptures.

With my english is not good enough/mon anglais n’est pas assez bon, Jin uses a store signboard common to South Korea to display an everyday utterance here in Montreal. Think about the different points and combinations of communication at play here.

Installation view of the exhibition IGNITION 17 at the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Concordia University, Montreal, 2022. Courtesy of the Leonard & Bina Ellen Art Gallery. Photo: Jean-Michael Seminaro
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