Oil Pressure Vibrator Jan 30, 2017

by Koushik Ghosh

What liberty might we know if could collapse the duality of gender? Geumhyung Jeong’s hour-long exploration on this theme gives us Oil Pressure Vibrator. I am sure you will leave asking questions, or wishing that you could sit down with the artist or spend some time with her.

Jeong takes us down a path, where knowing the terrain of desire involves decisions, and constant, obsessive observation. Knowing, what feels good. Knowing what does not. Knowing that we get bored. Knowing, that there can even be evolution. Jeong’s work is about knowing something in us that never quite leaves us.

Jeong makes friends with an urgency in her, and allows it to take her places, places in the natural world, places in the inanimate world of objects, places that are not so familiar and yet so. She never takes us back to society, or another human being. 

Machines and nature make love in a world where desire lives on, without human beings. Desire, lives on objectively, in space and time, without human interference, larger than human need, larger than life as we know it. 

You will laugh. You will be moved. You will be intrigued.

 

 

 

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