The work of artist and choreographer Geumhyung Jeong explores the relationship between the body and the objects surrounding it. In her performance Rehab Training, Jeong has developed a customized rehab programme for an immobile, life sized dummy. She uses selected assistive devices and rehabilitation equipment to improve the dummy's body functions and movement skills. During the session, Jeong and the dummy have to cooperate with each other in order to perform various tasks. As time goes on the inorganic object starts to become its own unique kind of life form. Who is controlling whom? And how should we describe or define this relationship when the boundary between subject and object is no longer clear?
Concept and direction: Geumhyung Jeong
Performed by Geumhyung Jeong
Production supported by Arts Council Korea
Co-production: PACT Zollverein (Essen), Audio Visual Pavilion (Seoul)
Special thanks to Nicolas Mondon, Inyong An, Andre Schallenberg, Stefan Hilterhaus, Seewon Hyun. Nathan Gray, Seoul Museum of Art, MediandShop.