Goshiwon

Flute/Piccolo, Clarinet in Bb, Alto Saxophone in Eb, Accordion, Cello

Upon reading a number of articles I became interested in cramped accommodation in Asia, particularly in Korea and China, called Goshiwons. Literally translating as “small room”, these spaces incorporate everything from cooking facilities to an open bathroom, with little space in-between. Through living in student accomodation in Glasgow I can relate to this experience, the need for low cost housing determining where you stay. Goshiwon explores what it would be like to live in this environment through an atmosphere of claustrophobia, intensity and space.

October 2013.

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