Join Penn MFA candidates, Gayoung Lee and Catching on Thieves for Teach Me What Love Is –– a workshop dedicated to promoting intercultural understanding and unity. Each session, the facilitators invite speakers whose first language is not English to share a love song that encapsulates their unique perception of love in their native language. Structured as a karaoke session, participants will focus on learning the chosen love song as a way of delving into diverse interpretations of love expressed in songs from various countries.
This upcoming iteration of Teach Me What Love Is will focus on learning Korean love song, 진달래꽃 (Azalea) – MAYA. Based on the significant poem by Kim Sowol, this song represents the sentiment of ‘han,’ which is said to be a Korean-specific emotion. Following the music, we will engage in a discussion about the concept of love, accompanied by delicious Korean snacks.
Directed by: Gayoung Lee
Lecturer: Romina Rosciano Fantino
Cinematographer: Catching on Thieves
Camera Operator: Ty Burdenski
Assistant: Jewan Goo
Graphic Design: Geonju Yeo
If you require any accessibility accommodations or have any questions about the program, please contact Brittany Clottey at email@example.com.
About the artists
Catching On Thieves (she/her) uses movies, plays, drawing, sculpting, and writing to understand what is to be & to stay alive. She is a second-year MFA candidate at UPenn and a 2023 Queer Art Mentorship fellow.
Gayoung Lee (they/she) is an interdisciplinary artist with a focus on performance, video installation, and writing. They investigate the formation of a relationship, conflict, obsession, and trauma by linguistic alienation. Lee is a second-year MFA candidate at the University of Pennsylvania and a Fulbright scholar.
Programming at ICA is made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation. Public and Student Engagement at ICA is supported by the Bernstein Public Engagement Fund, Suzanne Weiss Doft & Jacob W. Doft, Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan, and by Dana McDonald Strong & Mark W. Strong.