Un projet Labex Arts H2H
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2012 - 2016

The Posthuman Subjectivity in Dislocated Time and Space: Lee Bul’s “Cyborgs” and “Monsters “
by Hyesook JEON

Assistant Professor at the Ewha Institute for the Humanities, Ewha Womans University, Seoul

Hyesook Jeon is an Assistant Professor of Ewha Institute for the Humanities, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea. She has studied History of Modern and Contemporary Art in Graduate School of Ewha Womans University. She is the chief editor of the Korea Association for History of Modern Art (KAHOMA). Her research interests include conceptual art, postmodern art, new media Art, the body-transformation art, and bioart in the posthuman era. Hyesook Jeon is the author of Art of Late 20thCentury , The Space of Everyday Life and the Reconstruction of Media (2013) and she translated Conceptual Art  (Tony Godfrey 2002), Abstract Art (Anna Mozynska, 1998), Piet Mondrian's Writings (Piet Mondrian, 2008), and The Great Russian Experiment in Art 1863-1922 (Camilla Gray, 2001) into Korean.

This study is on the cyborgs and monster-figures that the Korean female artist Lee Bul has created in the late 1990s, from the perspective of feminism and posthumanism. I will first contemplate her early performances using her body, and investigate the meaning of her monsters and cyborgs in the relation of women, body, and technology in dislocated time and space. With the discussing about posthuman and posthumanism, I will consequently reveal Lee Bul’s monsters and cyborgs look forward to the posthuman subjectivity.

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