Youngsook is a London-based artist and researcher with a PhD in human geography. Her practice relates to the subjective position as a woman, mother, and migrant of Korean heritage, coming from a working-class background. Her recent performances include Not This Future (supported by Heart of Glass), which explore the concept of 'political spirituality' and community action, combining scientific research with folk tales, mythologies and performance.
Their current project, In Every Bite of the Emperor, explores the climate crisis through the experience of grief. Weaving together knowledge and experiences of environmental damage and community destruction within the UK (St Helens), Malaysia, South Korea and Vietnam, this project offers a decolonial and multi-species approach to storytelling and solidarity practices. As part of this work Youngsook is working in collaboration with researcher and writer Wendi Sia. In Every Bite The Emperor is supported by Heart of Glass with funding from the British Council.