Identity Numbers & Commodification
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Stage 1: Prep
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Stage 2: Edit the B&Ws
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Stage 3: Drawing The Lines
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Stage 4: Organization
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Stage 5: Choose Your Tools
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Stage 6: Draw As You See It
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Stage 7: Reflection
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Stage 8: Add lots of Chubbiness
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Stage 9: Record Your Mug Shot
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Stage 10: Age Makes A Difference
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Stage 11: Show Progress
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Stage 12: Pay Your Respects
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Stage 13: Know The Difference
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Stage 14: Comfort Before Realization
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Stage 15: We Are Survivors
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Stage 16: No Returns Accepted
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Stage 17: Are we indebted to someone
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Stage 18: You Embody Your Past
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Stage 19: Trust is found and built
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Stage 20: Express Yourself Honestly
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Stage 21: Like A Needle In A Haystac
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Stage 22: Celebrate Little Successes
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Stage 23: Embrace Your Identity Now
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Stage 24: Omma's Choice
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Stage 25: A Changing Point of View
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Stage 26: Bound by Hidden Knowledge
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Stage 27: Return Again
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Stage 28: • Camden •
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Stage 29: Mixed Identities
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Stage 30: Discrediting Stereotypes
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Stage 31: • Answers Await Us •
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Stage 32: Self Portrait
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Stage 33: Go Therefore, My Child
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Stage 34: You Are Worthy Of Care
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Stage 35: Going The Distance
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Stage 36: Redefining Yourself
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Stage 37: The Fifth Commandment
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Stage 38: How To Save A Life
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Stage 39: Aren't We All Lost Stars?
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Stage 40: Seeking What We Lost
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Allow Me To Finish What I Started
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Stage 41: 100,000 "Kranes" For Umma
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Stage 42: The 'Gyopo' Experience
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Stage 43: Experience > Definition
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Stage 44: We Are Self-Defined
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Stage 45: Priceless
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Final Stage: We Are Adopted
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The Gyopo Experience

An art collaboration and collection of 58 Korean-Adoptee participants, who each represent a side of history that has been silenced and shunned. Allow yourself to walk through their experiences, heed to their thoughts, and acknowledge our existence. Each Stage represents a part of the project timeline! PLEASE SHARE!!!! 

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GYOPO - A Korean lexicon (also spelled, kyopo) used to define a native Korean who permanently resides in another country or land other than one of the two Koreas. However, if a gyopo returns to Korea, this one will lose his/her gyopo "status." There are several variations to the lexicon gyopo. For example, by adding the prefix "jemi" indicates that this gyopo resides in the United States. By adding the prefix "jeil" indicates that this gyopo resides in Japan. Korean-Americans (Koreans born in the U.S.) or any other Korean born in another country or land other than one of the two Koreas, are commonly termed as gyopos. This is incorrect, as gyopos are native Koreans who have left their homeland.

 

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Project Completion: 2017