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REHAB TRAINING

Geumhyung Jeong (Seoul)

01.11. 19:00 – 21:40

02.11. 19:00 – 21:40

03.11. 19:00 – 21:40

Muffatwerk

entrance € 14,00 | reduced € 7,00

No language skills required

Dummies, vacuum cleaners, sex toys, fitness equipment, hairbrushes … these are just some of the everyday items that South Korean choreographer and performance artist Geumhyung Jeong has collected over the past few years and turned into her performance partners. In her performances she explores time and again the curious relationships between her body and these objects of modernity. REHAB TRAINING is a duet with a life-size male dummy that was created as an artificial patient for training nursing staff. Jeong painstakingly puts this dummy through a kind of rehab training consisting of set concrete tasks: under her control, he learns to move, walk and touch her. With almost irritating calmness and prudence, Jeong devotes herself to the attempt to make her partner capable of interaction and to forge a relationship with him. The audience become voyeurs in the growing intimacy within this absurd pas de deux.

Geumhyung Jeong appeared at SPIELART back in 2015 with her piece CPR PRACTICE.

 

 

#Performance  #Puppets and Animation  #Body and Representation 

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Concept | Direction | Performance Geumhyung Jeong

Biography

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, SPIELART Festival, ImpulsTanz Festival and many others. She has been warded with the 16th Hermes Foundation Missulsang Art Award.

Production and realization

Production supported by Arts Council Korea Coproduction PACT Zollverein (Essen), Audio Visual Pavilion (Seoul) Production Management partner in crime