ERIKO YANO

MEN NEED WOMEN, WOMEN NEED MEN

Ballon,Word
2018

Soon I arrived in Ireland , I met a Korean girl.
She invited me to her house and she asked my opinion about female soldier.
In Korea, men have duty to become soldiers for 2 years when they turn to 19 years old.
Korean men and women argue if it is fair or not.

If we could speak in our own native language,
we might have a complicated discussion about that.
But we didn’t have enough vocabulary at that time.
Therefore, at last, she said

“Men need women, women need men.”

Because of our poor skill of English,
we could reach the simple fact as a consequence, I think.

This artwork was on “Holiday Machine Project 2018” in Ireland.