Jeong Geumhyung is a dancer and choreographer whose practice began in the theatre and has recently extended to encompass installation. Her performances, which she describes as ‘duets’, feature the artist confronting monstrous ‘body-machines’. Jeong builds these by adapting various objects, from medical equipment and domestic technology, to take on human form. She sets up tense encounters suggestive of prosthesis, sexuality and agency, and the industries constructed around them. Recently she has begun to exhibit collections of her performance objects — which she refers to as her ‘collaborators’ — by arranging them on plinths under strip lighting like clinical specimens. Fitness equipment, party supplies, mannequins and medical apparatus are imbued with a bizarre anthropomorphic element and organised by unusual categories. Through her compelling performances and installations, Jeong explores the potential of human physicality, confronting anxieties and stereotypes regarding sexuality, the female body and artificial intelligence.
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