Workshop Presenter Spotlight: Observe yourself observing yourself, whilst you observe your self observing.
Kim is an interdisciplinary artist. She lived and worked as a full time writer/performer/poet/director and multi-media artist in Minneapolis, Minnesota before moving to Seoul. She is the recipient of several grants for playwrighting, performance, and literature including the Jerome Travel Grant for Literature for 2008/2009. Her work appeared on stage at numerous theaters in Minneapolis between 2006-2009. She is under the mentorship of Laurie Carlos, an OBIE and Bessie award winning actress/playwright/director and grandmother of the the writing style known as “the jazz aesthetic.”
“Poetry/writing/performance begin from the place of observation. This workshop aims to help attendees find this point of beginning. It is based also on ‘Open Space Technology,’ which is used for brainstorming new ideas.”
She says art is not done in order to receive applause from the audience. Art begins with the artist and the artist must begin with a deep sense of honest awareness of their own lives and surroundings.
“I hope for people to walk away with a greater sense of awareness about themselves and the ‘mundane’ moments around them.”
Kim is the founder of Thursdays: an ibyang intercontinental poem-a-week project