Performance at Art Basel 43 Art Basel Weekend, at booth p21, Annet Gelink Gallery, June 17, 2011
duration of documentation video:25min, 2011
There is something monstrous about gThe Eternal Virginh.
This is a series of performance work, which consists of a mixture of video sampling, voice dubbing, and violent gesture of pencil drawing. I took an image of Setsuko Hara, one of the most famous actress in Japanese film history, and made a performative intervention towards her image. I treated Hara, also known as gEternal Virginh, as someone who is trapped in the men's fantasy. I tried to trap the audience in the same space; the space where Hara was trapped; the space where the men's fantasy creates monstrous image of gThe Eternal Virginh through repression and symbolic violence.