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Haji Oh & Michiyo Miyake

Haji Oh & Michiyo Miyake

Art Forms: Visual Art, Writing

Residency Year: 2022

Lives / works: Dharawal Country, Wollongong, NSW and Cammeraygal Land, Sydney.

The creative duo of Haji Oh and Michiyo Miyake explores the possibilities of collaborative work between makers of ‘textile’ and ‘text’– both of which originate from the same Latin word texere, meaning ‘to weave’. (The root ‘textus’ means ‘things woven or knitted’ in Latin.) Focusing on the (dis)similarity between the process of textile and text creation, Haji and Michiyo work together to approach narratives that are often difficult to express or are ignored that are interwoven within history. 

Haji Oh is a visual artist of third generation Zainichi Korean descent born in Japan, who utilizes the techniques of weaving and unraveling textiles to shed light on the untold stories of people whose lives have touched hers. She has also used photographs, texts and sounds in her installations. 

http://hajioh.com 

Michiyo Miyake is a writer and translator, born in Japan, based in Sydney. She has been involved in various art and literary projects.  

https://uguisute.com 

In residence at Bundanon

While in residence, they will work on a project based on research concerning issues of detained refugees and undocumented migrants both in Australia and Japan.

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Bundanon acknowledges the Wodi Wodi and the Yuin, of the South Coast region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.

In Dharawal the word Bundanon means deep valley.

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