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DOOSAN Gallery 2009 Program Note
It is the film that captures a ‘male-being’ of four actresses who play a male role in Yeosungkuk-kuk, a musiccal drama which started in South Korea of the 1950~60s and women actors play every character, even male one. The actresses who play a male role make a perfect ‘man’ through facial expression, voices, sophisticated gestures, gazes and feelings as well as a change of appearance with their makeup and costume.
The Masquerading Moments and The Unexpected Response, which were a video installation displayed on two channels in an art gallery, were reedited into a single channelvertical multiframe for a theatrical screening. It deals with how the actresses transform into male characters with painstaking makeup for Yeosunggukguek (Korean traditional opera with women playing all the characters), while focusing on the specific gestures, shoulder movements, facial expressions, voices and gazes of the actresses who play ‘the ideal man’. The sound is often missing so that we can concentrate on the procedure of ‘becoming male’ through makeup, gestures, facial and bodily expressions and the like that construct and complete a ‘male.’ At the same time, the bodies of the elderly actresses become the stage itself where gender crosses the border. (CHO Hye-young)
DOOSAN Gallery 2009
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She consistently concerns creating feminist art language to present and visualize people who obviously exist but are invisible. She had private exhibitions of The Wandering Diseases, Pass/enger: The Traveller’s Book and participated in group exhibitions including Dongducheon: A Walk to Remember, A Walk to Invision, Onni is back, etc.