Woman Crush Wednesday: Ina Jang

Woman Crush Wednesday: Ina Jang

In a World Without Words © Ina Jang  “A Stranger”, 2014

In a World Without Words © Ina Jang

“A Stranger”, 2014

Interview by Eridian Falcone

Project: In a World Without Words

Describe your creative process in one word.

Curiosity

If you could teach a one-hour class on anything, what would it be?

Teaching how to sing a song together would be nice. At least for a brief hour, everyone can make a collective visceral memory.

What is the last book you read or film you saw that inspired you?

‘Wanderlust’ by Rebecca Solnit and ‘Pachinko’ by Min Jin, Lee

In a World Without Words © Ina Jang  “Noon”, 2014

In a World Without Words © Ina Jang

“Noon”, 2014

In a World Without Words © Ina Jang  “A Leaf”, 2010

In a World Without Words © Ina Jang

“A Leaf”, 2010

What is the most played song in your music library?

I haven’t been updating my music library frequently in recent years. Since now I tend to just stream, I cannot keep track of what has been played the most. That being said, based on my really ‘old’ library, I played ‘Lotus Blossom’ by Duke Ellington the most. Once I like a song, I tend to keep repeating it.

How do you take your coffee?

In the morning, I use a splash of whole milk. Any other time, I like to drink black.

What was the inspiration behind this body of work?

It all started by imagining the world as a blank canvas. My ideas begin as quick drawings in prior to result as photography. It made most sense to me to replicate that process in real life. Playful encounters among mundane objects and people in life are usual subjects in this body of work

In a World Without Words © Ina Jang  “Tamago”, 2014

In a World Without Words © Ina Jang

“Tamago”, 2014

In a World Without Words © Ina Jang  “Onigiri”, 2009

In a World Without Words © Ina Jang

“Onigiri”, 2009

In a World Without Words © Ina Jang  “Blue Paper”, 2010

In a World Without Words © Ina Jang

“Blue Paper”, 2010

Who are three artists you admire?

I try not to fixate on certain artists.

If you could make sure one person sees this work, who would it be and why?

It would be Alan Lightman, the author of the book ‘Einstein’s Dreams’. I had read the book multiple times while working on this body of the work. The poetic approach to dreams about time has influenced me maintaining the minimal and subdued tonality of the images.

What piece of advice would you like to give your past self? Future self?

I try my best to stay present. So my advice to both situations would be just to stay present. Not to dwell in either side of self.

In a World Without Words © Ina Jang  “A Peek”, 2014

In a World Without Words © Ina Jang

“A Peek”, 2014

In a World Without Words © Ina Jang  “A Wink”, 2011

In a World Without Words © Ina Jang

“A Wink”, 2011

You can find more of Ina’s work here.

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