Rehab Training

    17/05  | 19:00
    18/05  | 15:00
    19/05  | 15:00
    21/05  | 19:00
    22/05  | 19:00
    23/05  | 19:00

€ 18 / € 15
2h30

Dummies, vacuum cleaners, sex toys, training equipment, hairbrushes … These are just some of the everyday items that South Korean choreographer and performance artist Geumhyung Jeong has collected these past years. In her performances she researches time and again the uncanny relationship between her body and these objects of modernity. Her co-performer in Rehab Training is a life-size male dummy that is used in the healthcare industry to train nurses. Jeong confronts and controls this motionless dummy, while also trying to rehabilitate ‘him’ by means of concrete tasks. And so the relationship between the puppet and the puppeteer takes on a particular form that transcends ordinary intimacy. Who controls who? And how are we to describe this relationship between ‘him’ and ‘her’ when the boundary between subject and object is no longer clear?

With this ticket you can access the exhibition of Mario García Torres Illusion Brought Me Here before the performance.

Concept, direction, performance: Geumhyung Jeong 

Presentation: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, WIELS
Production supported by: Arts Council Korea
Coproduction: PACT Zollverein (Essen), Audio Visual Pavilion (Seoul)
Supported by: The Korean Cultural Centre of Brussels

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Born in 1980, Geumhyung Jeong is a South Korea-based choreographer and performance artist. Jeong studied Acting at Hoseo University in Asan, Dance and Performance at the Korean National University of Arts in Seoul and Animation Film at the Korean Academy of Film Arts in Seoul. Jeong’s work explores the potential of the body, its sensuality and its power to change its surroundings. Her works combine dance and puppetry and bring attention to the technical aspects of theater. She has exhibited works and performed internationally at Tate Modern, Liveworks Festival, PuSh Festival, Atelier Hermes (Seoul), New Museum Triennial, Zürcher Theater Spektakel, AI-Hall, SPIEL ART Festival, ImpulsTanz Festival and many others. Jeong first presented her work in Japan in 2011 with Oil Pressure Vibrator at Festival/Tokyo and AI Hall.

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