Punching, a term used to describe the technique of fisting with a clenched hand, remains a more transgressive act of sex. Contrasting from one might typically perceive of a likely violent sexual act, fisting is in fact a more transcendent ritual, performed over several hours. I was interested in exploring a self-pleasurable moment, one that is meditative and possible sublime.
Dr. Rhee`s Kimtschi Shop posing as an mercantile venture, seeks to investigate cultural consumption, explore how authentic culture is evaluated, and question the function of a national treasure, all through food, bartering, and audience assessment. Dr. Rhee’s Kimtschi Shop seeks to dismantle outdated and essentialist notions of a fixed cultural identity - while celebrating cultural tolerance and engaging conversations of multiculturalism in Berlin.
Video Synopsis: In 2005, an American artist returns to Seoul, Korea where she was born and given up for adoption almost 30 years ago. Interlaced with various art performances and interventions, text from her adoption documents, and national television search for her birth family, the video investigates the process by which the artist was adopted, which was pointedly motivated by Christian ideals. Through a self-reflexive video “documentary” and in vulnerable performances, she struggles with issues of belonging and transnational identity. MISSING is a performative autobiographical piece which addresses the problematic transmissions in another language and the rupture between yearning and reality.