Long Term Resident: Brass Offering Set or Jae-gi (제기)
Isolation Hotel: In Residence
This summer, local artists and artisans will undertake short-term stays at Isolation Hotel.
Canterbury Museum E144.161–E144.171
Each artist will respond to a specially selected taonga (treasure) from the Museum collection, reflecting on historical techniques or the influence of a particular period on their work. Our contemporary creatives will also deliver an artist talk and Q&A. Come by to see their pop-up studio and learn about their process and practice.
This brass offering set or Jae-gi (제기) was used in Korea to make offerings to deceased ancestors in a ceremony known as Jesa (제사). It comes from the copper mining district of Kapsan in what is now North Korea.
It was chosen by Korean-born New Zealand artist Steven Junil Park. Steven is a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Ōtautahi. He works under the name '6x4' producing everything under the label himself: clothing, shoes, accessories, furniture, and homeware. His one-off pieces focus on traditional craft techniques and meticulous handwork, often featuring recycled or repurposed materials.
As a Korean-born New Zealander he explores ideas of identity and his Korean heritage through his work.
Steven will be in residence at Isolation Hotel on Wednesday 19 January and Sunday 23 January. He'll also join Julia Bradshaw, Senior Curator Human History at the Museum, for a lunchtime talk on Wednesday 26 January.
This event is produced in collaboration with Rekindle.