Geumhyung Jeong (South Korea)

Oil Pressure Vibrator

Main Stage
Photo: Karolina Miernik
Oil Pressure Vibrator, Geumhyung Jeong, 2017 PuSh Festival

Part performance piece, part lecture, this is a show that will challenge your notions of sexuality, technology and the body—not to mention theatre itself. Performer Geumhyung Jeong is a true original, and a true radical. Here she presents a piece about her love affair with an industrial excavator. Yes, you read that right: this is a performance that goes into uncharted waters, exploring sexuality fearlessly and with unabashed intellectualism. The show includes a big-screen visual presentation accompanied by a lecture: the artist describes her quest for autoerotic satisfaction, and how her search culminated in her settling on the construction machine as her object of desire.

From there she moves further into her exploration: on the video screen we see documentary footage of Jeong going through training to be an excavator operator, followed by… well, let’s just say things get pretty racy. But for all its shocking eroticism, this is also a contemplative, cerebral show. Jeong wants to shake us up, to make us think, to make us question some of our most basic ideas. This is an adventure in transgression, and her courage demands ours in response.

… a compelling tribute to unbridled sexual fantasy, but is about much more: gender relations, for example, and rituals and expectations. Very satisfying.

—Theaterkrant

Oil Pressure Vibrator, Geumhung Jeong, 2017 PuSh Festival
Photo: courtesy of the artist

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Venue

149 West Hastings Street, Vancouver (Level 2)

When

January 17–19
60 minutes, no intermission


8:00PM

Tickets

$36

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PuSh Pass
Eligible on the PuSh Pass and Youth Pass.


Extra

In Korean, with English surtitles.


CREATOR, PERFORMER Geumhyung Jeong CINEMATOGRAPHERS Geumhyung Jeong, Hoseung Jeon, Bongwoo Park, Youngkyo Choi VIDEO EDITOR Geumhyung Jeong, Younghyun Jeong ENGLISH SUBTITLES Yunkyung Hur COMMISSIONED BY Seoul Marginal Theatre Festival 2008 ARTIST TRAVEL SUPPORTED BY Korea Arts Management Service

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