Countries in East Asia that I’ve recently witnessed seem very insecure because of major and minor conflicts among them. These East Asian countries share a common culinary culture of using animal bones, especially in making soup. From such a common culinary culture, I can imagine they might have had a sense of cultural kinship in the past. Taking notice of similarities and differences, I’ve gathered bones from restaurants in East Asia, such as Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and China, and made a symbolic dining table. What will a dining table of East Asia that we’ll face ten years from now look like? These countries could possibly devour each other and taste the leftover bones.

Jul. 2014

Sun Choi