The exhibition and performance “Hwang Su Heng” (Korean: 황/荒 = rough, intense, 수행-修行 – spritual discipline, cleansing journey) serves as a ritualistic dialogue between Western and Eastern philosophies, exploring the intersections and parallels within their contemplative traditions. Through their work, visitors are drawn into a ritual that paradoxically exploits and heals, reflecting the dualities of our existence and encouraging a profound, introspective engagement with the self and the collective conscience.
“‘Arbeit’ was the first word I was able to read in Korean. A word for part time employment or prostitution in Korea, the word for work in German, and the word for slavery in ancient Greece. The traces I followed showed me various opinions, morales, defenses, and reflections, and it seems to be the motor and creator of our existence. ‘Wer rastet,
der rostet’ (literally in German: ‘The resting one will rust!’)“
Platoon Kunsthalle Seoul, 2011