Since having my mental well-being tested a number of years ago, I had an interest in the human psyche and the way that society and social conditioning interacts with our personal experience. I have been very interested in the social stigmas attached to suicide, looking at both the individual impact and the impact on the surrounding people effected. I became very interested in the artificial suicide bridges used at suicide aversion camps in my home country of South Korea.
I have created a performance that speculates a future in which suicide and other difficult subjects can be experienced and dealt with through placebo role play. It is a collaboration between dancers, musicians and choreographers to create a theatrical ritual that is not confined to traditional forms. It is also a critique on how many of today’s rituals are tools to enforce control and maintain the status quo.