Installation Geumhyung Jeong (KR)

Geumhyung Jeong (KR)
Rehab Training
© Mingu Jeong

Jul 11 2022 to Jul 14 2022
Tuesday - Thursday:
Monday, July 11, 2022 to Thursday, July 14, 2022
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At once tender and unsettling, the films, sculptures, installations, and performances of Geumhyung Jeong, one of the most exciting artists of her generation and currently to be seen at Venice Biennale, are often studies in animism of some sort. In 2022, ImPulsTanz presents a comprehensive show of the visual artist, performer and dancer.

Spa & Beauty investigates the relationship of body­-objects. Familiar things such as plastic bathtubs or brushes become something else, creating a bizarre spa whose objects directly engage with the audience’s body. 7ways are seven interactions with objects – seven peculiar duets. Despite its almost brutal simplicity, this early performance by Jeong is also a po­etically amusing masterpiece about the ever more pressing question of the material and imaginary boundaries between bodies and machines. In Rehab Training, Jeong has devel­oped a rehabilitation programme for a life­ size doll. But over time, this inorganic object becomes a life form in its own right. So who controls whom? And how are we to define this relationship?