Yong Sun Gullach is a Korean-Danish artist and activist operating at the boundaries of performance, poetry, film, music, noise and installation art. Her main themes investigate disruptions and disorientation as she unfolds the aesthetics of the expressions and narrations that are embedded in-between the body, the sound and the objects.
Gullach uses the performative language to investigate how aesthetics can disorientate and challenge the linear norm – to stage how the body becomes the political bearer. Gullach investigates the gaze. Being seen as a stagnant form – already defined, instead of being seen as a body that continues to experience. By questioning the body’s presence and display it as a body, that experience pain, balance vs. imbalance and mobility vs. movement. Gullach offers the audience a momentary disorientation, from where a new narration is presented.
June 10 2017 at 3 pm
Invited by Hvidme Archive Yong Sun Gullach showed her performance The Star Child Project – A Performative experiment followed by a Q & A.
A female figure draped in white silk. Her body pierced with needles, attached with large transparent spherical objects, each filled with items and objects carrying a colonial reference linked to the global East.
The female figure attempts to move the body and objects in a room without harming her skin, that might be easily torn by the needles. She pulls silk threads from her dress to bind herself to the audience. A balance between the visual aesthetics and bodily discomfort, a balance between stereotypical projections and body reality.
The performance aimed to investigate the ritual-burden that the colonialized body experience, by attaching objects that hinders a balance and movement. The experiment investigated the material, the audience and the body that leave traces – a bodily mark, a scar, a scarification. The tactility of the materials both shapes and carry a clear reference to the colonization of Southeast and East Asia.
The Star Child project is part of a series of art expressions, circulating on the topic Transnational Adoption as modern colonization.