Gallery 3: Eunsook's Regular Meal
by Kim Eunsook
Eunsook's Regular Meal is
the contemporary archive of seasoning food of Namdo(south province of Ko- rea) which is representative for the most bountiful dining culture in South Korea. Eunsook's Regular Meal presents seasoning food of Namdo and family meal including rice, soup, vegetable, and kimchi.
Kim, the artist, has filmed three meals a day that she makes herself since 1st January 2016 (She keeps filming until now). This work is not only a faithful doc- umentation of traditional dishes and table which might be faded in the near future, but also a series of an archive that resonates Kim’s life.
Haenam in Jeollanam-do, Kim's Hometown, is called a granary area facing west and south sea of Korea. Haenam is well-known for rice production as it has wide fertile land along with sea, sunshine, and rain. Hanam's sea facing at the southernmost part of Korea has numerous islands around 2,200. The winding mudflat located in inland deeply is a paradise of migratory birds. The distinctive agriculture has been developed in Namdo with deep forest, broad green field, sea and mudflat. Especially, various dishes have been flourished as known for 'Namdo dining table' or 'Namdo dish'. These terms are also the representative brand of Korean food.
Kim was born in Namdo where she still dwells in. The three meals a day that she prepares for her family as a housewife represent the most ordinary family meal of Namdo region. Eunsook's Regular Meal thus is an ideal meal for Korea in 2017. It is a masterpiece reflecting her whole life that anyone could not attempt again.