Tuesday, October 22st, 2019 | 8:00pm at Beirut Art Center
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Geumhyung Jeong is a South Korean choreographer and performance artist. In her work, she constantly negotiates the relationship between the human body and the things surrounding it. Through intense, risky interactions with her own body, she bestows a bizarre, disconcerting life upon plain, everyday objects. Her performance Oil Pressure Vibrator mixes elements of theatre, dance, and documentary film. By allowing fact and fiction to blend together seamlessly, she aims to challenge notions of sexuality, technology and the body—not to mention theatre itself.
Creator and performer: Geumhyung Jeong; Cinematographers: Geumhyung Jeong, Hoseung Jeon, Bongwoo Park, Youngkyo Choi; Video editor: Geumhyung Jeong, Younghyun Jeong; English subtitles - translation: Yunkyung Hurl Text editing: Pol Rosenthal; Commissioned by: Seoul Marginal Theatre Festival 2008
Geumhyung Jeong (b. 1980) is a South Korea-based choreographer and performance artist. Jeong studied Acting at Hoseo University, Asan; Dance and Performance at the Korean National University of Arts, Seoul; and Animation Film at the Korean Academy of Film Arts, Seoul. Jeong’s work explores the body, its sensuality and potentialities, as well as its power to change its surroundings. Her works combine dance and puppetry, bringing attention to the technical aspects of theater. She has exhibited works and performed internationally at Tate Modern, London; Liveworks Festival, Sydney; PuSh Festival, Vancouver; Atelier Hermes, Seoul; New Museum Triennial, New York; Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Zurich; Theaterfestival Spielart, Munich; ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival; and many others. She has been awarded the 16th Hermes Foundation Missulsang Art Award.
This event is part of Home Works 8: A Forum on Cultural Practices.
Photo courtesy of the artist, taken by Gajin Kim