Date: 10 Jun 2017 - 10 Jun 2017
Time: 15:00 - 16:00
Location: I meter I
YONG SUN GULLACH: THE STAR CHILD PROJECT
This performance by artist Yong Sun Gullach was a part of a series of events at meter arranged by the collective Hvid[mə] Archive whose text-based archive is currently on show as a part of the exhibition Unravelings.
The Star Child project is part of a series of art expressions, circulating on the topic Transnational Adoption as modern colonization.
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 aims to investigate the ritual-burden that the colonialized body experience, by attaching objects that hinders a balance and movement. The experiment investigates 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.