Wrong Indexing: Yeoseong Gukgeuk Archive by siren eun young jung

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Wrong Indexing: Yeoseong Gukgeuk Archive by siren eun young jung

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As a genre of theatre that features exclusively women actors, Yeoseong Gukgeuk reached the peak of popularity in the 1950s and 1960s, its success being tightly intertwined with the process of modernisation of South Korea. While today it lingers on the verge of extinction, in the post-colonial period Yeoseong Gukgeuk opened up a space for women to embody “other” identities and perform different subjectivities. Reinventing the traditional Korean theatre, they brought the process of gender-shifting to the limelight and subverted socially acceptable norms by blurring conventional gender binaries. Since 2008, siren eun young jung has investigated the public and private lives of Yeoseong Gukgeuk performers who, after the genre fell out of favour, went on to live disparate lives. This configuration of archival materials offers an insight into the artist’s research process and articulates the politics of recollecting, weaving together queer desires and patterns of resistance, affective matters and subversive subjectivities, gender fluidity and the performance of difference.

Wrong Indexing: Yeoseong Gukgeuk Archive is curated by Dr Anna Lovecchio, Curator, Residencies.

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siren eun young jung presents materials from the Yeoseong Gukgeuk archives, offering an insight into the politics of recollecting, weaving together queer desires and patterns of resistance.

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Onsite (CCA)

Exhibition Start Date

2017-09-09

Exhibition End Date

2017-10-08

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Citation

“Wrong Indexing: Yeoseong Gukgeuk Archive by siren eun young jung,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed October 1, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/122.