Installation view of Kaki (2015). Image by Dong Kwang Jo.
A Friend's A Kaki
Peal of Kaki
I See Kaki
When I grew up, I only knew of “kaki” to mean “ friend” in Singlish (a colloquial form of English in Singapore).
When I was living in Japan, I found out that persimmons are called “kaki” there. I discovered that persimmons are also called “kaki” in Germany when I just moved to Leipzig. I felt that I got to know “kaki” in Germany, through “kaki” in Japan.
Unfortunately, I don’t like persimmons. The smell puts me off.
Spinnereirundgang Winter 2016, Leipzig
16 January 2016
A Friend's A Kaki (2015), peel of kaki on paper and fruit box, 28 x 19 x 11 cm. Image by Dong Kwang Jo.
I See Kaki - view through fruit box hole (2015), kaki leaves on paper and fruit box, 28 x 19 x 11 cm.
Kaki Smells (2015), sliced kaki on paper and fruit box, 28 x 19 x 11 cm. Image by Dong Kwang Jo.