‘Even Though We Didn't Go Through It’ is an exhibition and a live performance designed by Thourayya Kreidieh and Jeehyeon Rosa Wang, as part of their MFA thesis project at the Interprofesional Studio of the Architectural Association, School of Architecture. The show intervenes on undocumented narratives in the South Korean and Lebanese history created by the fluctuating political conditions. As glorified moments have been captured in official documentation, a lot of other moments were left untraced. Through an immersive interactive experience of ‘Even Though We Didn't Go Through It’, the audience find themselves as witnesses of a collective reconstruction of neglected personal stories.
‘Even Though We didn’t Go Through It’ explores the potentiality of interdisciplinary art and design in investigating a social thesis research. In both research projects, ‘Name My National Museum of Yours’, and ‘Would I Fit in Yours’ , Wang and Kreidieh, expands on the concepts of personal narratives and memorial representational spaces to reframe historical documentation. By overlapping for foreign collective memories, ‘Even Though We didn’t Go Through It’ generates an intercultural dialogue among the audience of an immersive political performance. Through layers of choreography and multimedia installations, the concepts of repetition, narration and worthiness are questioned.