Woo Jin Joo

Through her work, Woo Jin Joo seeks to re-enchant and re-mystify a lost poetry in the way we see and engage with our materials and natural world, so that we could build more mindful and respectful relationships with the non-human entities that surround us. Her MA graduation work Human and Material Gap, zooms in on our relationship with textiles. An inseparable part of our daily lives, yet we no longer seem to appreciate their value due to its ever-growing abundance, diminishing price, and ease of disposal.

How could we begin to mend this appalling relationship with textiles? How could we look beyond the consumeristic aspect of textiles? These are the questions that drive Joo in creating her intricate embroidery sculptures and drawings, which provides viewers a chance to pause and appreciate the potential of industrially produced textile items.