Soup (in Seoul, KR)


2011  / single channel video 8min 34 sec

Collaborated with Ho Sung Kim  





川の水でスープを作り、味わうプロジェクト。 日本人にとっての味噌汁のような家庭のスープを川の水を使って作り、飲んでみる。 日本人の佐藤未来が横浜の川の水で味噌汁をつくり、韓国人のキム・ホソンがソウルの川でテンジャンククという味噌汁にとても似た韓国のスープつくり、交換して食べるパフォーマンスのビデオ。


Tasting river water as soups

In this project, soups are cooked with the river water in the city by some people who live near by the river. In the urban city, many kinds of people who have different background live together. They each cook familiar soups of their own cultures, like miso soup for Japanese people using river water. Then, the soups were shared with the people. People can reject to have the soup, of course. In this project, the soups appear as identities of each culture. Through sitting around a table and sharing the soups made from dirty river water, the project proposes to share the cultures and the issues at the same time. And this project shows how difficult to share something in reality of diversity society.  All rivers are connected to the ocean. We share the ocean with all creatures on earth. The human life, various cultures, histories and also battles began in waterside, and our ancestors lived in a simple way of life when people didn’t have any borders of countries. 

 A Japanese, Miku Sato cooked miso soup using the river water of Yokohama. 
And a Korean Ho Sung Kim cooked a Korean soup: Doenjang-guk which is very similar to miso soup, using the river water of Seoul. This video is record of the performance which are getting the river water, cooking the soups, and exchange the soups to eat.