am what I am
and what I am not
I cannot be
let it be
“I do not construct reality – my body is reality”
Yong Sun Gullach is a Korean-Danish artist and a civil rights activist with focus on Transnational adoption as expression of a colonial structure in the western part of the world. She is based in Copenhagen Denmark and operates at the boundaries of performance, poetry, film, music, noise and installation art. Her de-colonial art practice investigate the Southeast and East Asian diaspora and desorientation as she unfolds the aesthetics of the expressions and narrations that are embedded in-between the body, sounds and the spoken word.
Yong Sun Gullach is interested in the essence of the loss of a self and original identity and what strategies evolves to overcome, what is not and never will be within reach. The human nature’s attempt to replace the self by de-and reconstructing an identity unfolded in the complex co-creation of the body and the body’s surroundings. A loss that manifest itself in many layers always changing always present.
By letting body and space unfolds it’s complex dimensions the investigation of the co-creation between artist and spectator starts – traces creates an impact on the other person’s memories and an understanding of the dialogue is being presented. By evoking basic feelings in the other – a portal for communication opens in her art where words, sounds and visuals exchange. This deconstructed loss of the artists self opens for an exchange constructing a narration and thereby the performers body in the room.
Gullach’s performance-investigations adds a textuality of flesh and time. The artists body in space and time bends what cannot be captured but only absorbed, in a single unique space continuum for each spectator.
Side by side is the row of performance actions presented.
Her works has been curated in Europe, Korea and the US.