Seven bizarre arrangements take place here: Geumhyung Jeong with a mask, afterwards with mannequins, suitcases, then with a vacuum cleaner, with yet another vacuum cleaner, or with a ship. The South Korean choreographer, dancer and performer enters into alliances with everyday items and transforms them into new bodies. Objects become figures here, moving Geumhyung Jeong’s body, because they lead a disquieting life of their own. Peculiarly animated, the single duets – staged in a precise, clean and simple manner – unfold in a stream of associations between tenderness, threat and infringement. Obsession and lust hover above them. And Geumhyung Jeong controls the proceedings at all times. The staging may be categorised as being situated somewhere between puppetry and fetishism, or simply as the meeting of human and object.
South Korean choreographer and performer Geumhyung Jeong’s installation works have been shown at Atelier Hermès in Seoul and the New Museum Trianniel in New York as well as elsewhere. “7ways” made one of its guest appearances at “Tanz im August” in Berlin in 2015 and went on to the Turbine Hall at Tate Modern, following a London residency at the Delfina Foundation in 2017.
Duration: 75 min.
Concept, Performance: Geumhyung Jeong.