Very cozy feeling inside.
Below is the black tofu itself...being slightly cooked on a hot platter.
Above is one of my favorite sidedishes of 감자조림 or candied yams..with a spicy pepper taste to them. The other side dishes~
We also got a very satisfying serving of bulgolgi, which had a lovely hint of fresh ginger in it.
After our satisfying meal we headed over to the SK-Hub building to catch the opening part of the show.
At Anguk St., find the entrance to the SK-HUB bld., which is between Exit 5 and 6, where you find “Storyway, a convenience store, nearby. Walk up the stairs or the escalator to the stairs top, where you are at the B1 of the SK-HUB Bld., which is called “Art Center”. Inside, you see some galleries like Miz or Na. Passing through them southward, you can see an open-air garden outside.
The art itself was a hodgepodge of different artists works based off of the theme "Domestic Bliss." This was a theme that was meant to relate towards the sense of home and our goal towards domesticity and all that. In this show you saw pictures of houses and other home-like interiors. But I have to say that there wasn't an overall cohesiveness to this show, and it did lack in sculptures and other mediums. However, it was still a good showing and brought out an interesting crowd of foreigners and Koreans alike.
The View From Over Here. She spotted me first and called me out to say hello. Certainly was great to meet someone from the interwebs and at an artsy event. I hope to run into her again sometime.
Eric's performance started without any real bells or whistles, he just got into it. He picked the open area between the galleries and started pouring rice from a water-sprinkling bucket. The rice was coming out in a light blue shade so at first you weren't exactly sure what it was.
classical story involving the "Sirens". Because after he built his "rice house" and poured the rice all over his head a woman came out in a hanbok and started pouring her own rice and singing in that kind of hallowed "siren" way that lured him out of his "rice house".
Footprints left behind in his "rice house".
What transpires is that the first woman then builds him a house using her rice. He stands in it, but then another woman comes along and makes a new trail of rice. I interpreted this as how women lure a man into domestic life. What came next was particularly curious as Eric lied down and the woman then continued to pour the contents of her rice bucket on his face. A sight that I thought symbolized the end of life.
The crowd's reaction~
The remains after the performance:
Then some staff and volunteers cleaned up the rice.
After the performance and talking with Eric for a short while we headed back to catch the bus home. Although JH seemed somewhat discombobulated and out of sorts after experiencing the art show, I felt pretty good for coming out. I tried to tell him that he might not want to come since it is out of his element, but he insisted on coming. Afterwards, as we were walking down the low-lit back alleys of Insadong he said, "Ok, Joy you can go by yourself next time." ^ ~
**Check out my video of the event: **