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Tales from the Warehouse

This play is a reflection on the (im)possibility of accepting diversity and the other. The fragmented body of the neoplasm—the fruit of unstable conditions—overcomes barriers, loves and denies itself and others, wanders around, forgetting its profession. It frequently and with pleasure divides, goes through dangerous palpation, questions the possibility of contact with the experience of the other. Poorly brought up but very successful, it invites us to a trans-species transition.

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ium's past performances have been based on costumes that she has fashioned out of unusual materials - plastics, metal, feathers, and foam. The iconic characters she creates are reminiscent of Asian cartoons and animation widely popular in Asia and throughout the world. While she recognizes the resemblance, she is quick to point out that the characters are derived from her imagination. Working with filmmakers, graphic artists, and models, she invites them and the audience to participate in her "unique and personal world."

For her work at the Mattress Factory, she began with the setting, a large old building where the interior walls are covered in graffiti. The bold spray-painted images and colors were the inspiration for the characters that she created. The costumes and the makeup mimic the images. The performance was based on the ideas of conflict which she feels are the impetus for all graffiti art. She describes her movements as "body drawings."The performance was filmed in Pittsburgh with the assistance of the Pittsburgh Filmmakers and edited by ium in Seoul.

Artist Statement

Pledge: I wish to remain all my life an outsider wish that the art world remains a foreign place wish that my work remains alien to the world and I wish the art world will think of me as a stranger. Me and the art world, let us remain mutually alien.

When

1999

About The Artist

Born in Seoul in 1971, ium holds both a BA and MA from Hongik University's College of Fine Arts. ium's past performances have been based on costumes that she has fashioned out of unusual materials - plastics, metal, feathers and foam. The iconic characters she creates are reminiscent of Asian cartoons and animation widely popular in Asia and throughout the world. While she recognizes the resemblance, she is quick to point out that the characters are derived from her imagination. Working with filmmakers, graphic artists and models, she invites them and the audience to participate in her "unique and personal world."

ium's past performances have been based on costumes that she has fashioned out of unusual materials - plastics, metal, feathers, and foam. The iconic characters she creates are reminiscent of Asian cartoons and animation widely popular in Asia and throughout the world. While she recognizes the resemblance, she is quick to point out that the characters are derived from her imagination. Working with filmmakers, graphic artists, and models, she invites them and the audience to participate in her "unique and personal world."

For her work at the Mattress Factory, she began with the setting, a large old building where the interior walls are covered in graffiti. The bold spray-painted images and colors were the inspiration for the characters that she created. The costumes and the makeup mimic the images. The performance was based on the ideas of conflict which she feels are the impetus for all graffiti art. She describes her movements as "body drawings."The performance was filmed in Pittsburgh with the assistance of the Pittsburgh Filmmakers and edited by ium in Seoul.

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