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Where I Am My Own Other, Where My Mother Is Me

Live Performance at the Hammer Museum, on October 30, 2016,


HD video, color, sound, 15 minutes 3 seconds

The video mixes documentation footage from the public performance by Young Joon Kwak and Kim Ye, along with additional scenes shot by the duo that highlight and reimagine aspects of a transitioning body through a different time and space, in order to question commonly held beliefs on the rites of womanhood and the possibilities for documenting this process. The piece restructures the dynamics of mother-daughter, public-private, real-imaginary, domination-submission, trauma-fantasy relationships in a way that expands the open-ended possibilities of our understanding of gendered identities and becoming bodies.