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Lee Sooyoung

Country(activity based):
Korea
Genre:
Visual Art

Profile

Born in 1967. Graduated from Seoul National University in 1993.

Recent 5 main Exhibitions and Performances are "Saying, Activists outside of Sentence" (2016/ Daegu, Korea), "Voice of Arrows" (2014/ Incheon, Korea), "Death Wanders" (2011/ Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia), "Interview" (2011/ Seoul, Korea), "Fortune-telling" (2010/ Barcelona, Spain),

I have participated in the residency programs here and there. 'Incheon Art Platform' /Korea, 'Arko Mongolia Nomadic Residency'/ Mongolia, 'The National Art Studio Goyang'/ Korea, 'Hangar'/ Spain, 'Seoul Art Space - Geumcheon'/ Seoul.

About works / performance

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Shaman Fish, 2014, installation

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Leaving for the Far Away, 2010, Performance

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Wandering Death, 2011, Performance

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Ghost and the Marine, 2012, Performance

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An ultimate Weapon, 2013, Performance

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Drifting Home, 2016, Performance

Comment

After trained myself as a shaman, I made the fortune telling projects and spirit-possession performances. I worshiped the spirits of bracken under the moon light in order to listen to the dinosaurs they had ever met in Jurassic period. I’ve been training archery for 4 years. The bursting tension between my body and the target, the subtle sound of the flying arrows in the empty air were performed at a theater. I, in a white dress and long black wig (ghost costume), ran along the marines at the border with North Korea. I had a song of comforting death by the dead camel in the Mongolia steppe.
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