(in)visible

(in)visible explores the contingent nature of life in relation to archive-based history-making and euro-normative traditions of knowledge production. By tracing the interplay between performer & viewer, I invited the audience to interrogate concepts of (in)visibility and documentation of bodies and knowledge. Findings and/or awareness from this interrogation can be used to counterbalance patriarchal and euro-normative forms of representation in (visual) culture.

As a performative device, the act of bowing (=절: an ancient type of moving meditation practiced for more than 2000 years on the Korean peninsula) was used followed by an interactive mirror session with the audience. 

 

images from video documentation by teresa t. pleman