Breakwater is a London-based Korean diaspora artist duo of Youngsook Choi and Taey Iohe. Their work explores social practice across subject matters around climate justice and migrants’ lived experience, excavating counter-narratives centred around spiritual knowledge and the political resonances of landscape. For their Radio Arts Catalyst residency in 2020-21, they are collaborating on their project Becoming Forest, with the radio producer, curator and activist Cường Phạm who inquires into cultural identity, movement, sites of community and geographical space.
is a cross-disciplinary artist and researcher with a PhD in human geography. She explores the concept of ‘political spirituality’ and the intimate aesthetics of community actions. She is a selected artist for Constellations 2020-21 (Flat Time House and Up Project) and an artist resident with Asia Art Activism. Her current commission ‘Not This Future’ looks into grief as a site of solidarity and resurgence. (youngsookchoi.com
explores postcolonial and queer politics in multi-disciplinary performance that combines film, sound, and text. Her compositions connect transitional and liminal times, translated stories and places from the migrant perspective. She holds a PhD in interdisciplinary gender studies. She also has been leading the experiential learning platform, ‘Care for Collective Curatorial’. (taey.com
Cường Phạm is a cultural producer, community activist and curator based in London. He has co-curated ‘Record, Retrieve, Reactivate’ (An Viet Foundation) and ‘Resettled Spaces’ (Lien Viet) which explored the history, memory, and language of the Southeast and East Asian migration experience. He holds a MA in Southeast Asia Studies at SOAS. Under the handle phạmbinho 范悲儒, he hosts an NTS online radio show, to musically reframe ‘Asia’ as a contested paradigm.