Bubble Burn Gather: Rituels d'appartenance par Myung-Sun Kim et Jody Chan. Documentation par les membres du jardin communautaire de Sackville.

Jody Chan + Myung-Sun Kim

Artists in residency


This collaborative Autoresidency project is the follow-up to the autumn 2022 Call for Proposals.

During this residency, Jody Chan and Myung-Sun Kim will be exploring a new collaborative project focused on the echoes and reverberations of lineage. Some of the questions that propel this exploration include: how do individual and collective histories operate on us, and on our relationships? How do we hold our lineages in our bodies, and what activates that cellular memory? With what instruments does ancestral memory speak—language, shadow, movement, sound? We come to this project inspired by the works of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Don Mee Choi, Victoria Chang, and many others—how they use ambiguity, fragmentation, and formal innovation to build alternative histories within their pages. We come with care, and carefulness, around the methods and ethics of working with spirits and hauntings. We come with curiosity about the historical overlaps between Korean and Chinese systems of writing, and what these etymologies might have to tell us about our intersecting histories. In our creative research process, we will connect each of our own multidisciplinary artistic practices, drawing on poetry, sculpture, drumming, score-making, and other modes of expression to investigate shape and sound as portals to these questions of embodiment, language, inheritance, belonging.

Jody Chan

Jody Chan is a writer, drummer, organizer, and therapist based in Toronto/Tkaronto. They are the author of haunt (Damaged Goods Press), all our futures (PANK), and sick (Black Lawrence Press), winner of the 2018 St. Lawrence Book Award and 2021 Trillium Award for Poetry. They are also a performing member with RAW Taiko Drummers. They can be found online at jodychan.com.
Artist's website

Myung-Sun Kim

Myung-Sun Kim is an artist and a curator of Korean descent and currently based in Toronto, Canada. Her work explores questions of belonging, inheritance, silenced histories, kinship, queerness, rituals and lineage. Her current research explores the function of art/objects as communal heirlooms and how daily rituals of belonging can further shape our culture and relationships. She has presented her work across North America and in Finland, including Art Gallery of Ontario, MOCA Toronto, FADO Performance Art Centre, and Plug In ICA. As a curator, she has led curatorial programming at galleries and festivals including Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival, Inside Out Film Festival, The Theatre Centre, Toronto Biennial of Art as the Co-Curator of Public Programming & Learning, and guest curator at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre (July-Dec 2022).