as salt weeps slowly
_As salt weeps slowly
installation / mud, salt / 2022
Commissioned for Salt Museum
Over the exhibition period, the mud will gradually dry out while the salt will absorb
moisture from the air, if the conditions are right. It may slowly produce droplets of water as
if it were shedding tears. The tears of salt will slowly try to moisten the drying mud and
then seep into it.
This work suggests the relationship between the various things that exist in this world.
Like the mud and the salt, two very different things may come together over time, such as
artificial things and nature, opposing nations and peoples or dreams and realities…..
However, as the time of salt shows, processes in nature are very slow, compared to the speed
we live in now. It also depends very much on other conditions.
From the Solo Exhibition 'Sweat, Tears, or the Sea'
11. Nov. 2022 - 12. Feb. 2023
at Salt Museum on Jeungdo island, South Korea
Art Like Salt 2022: Taepyung Salt Farm X LAMPLAB
All content © Mariko Hori 2022