Work and Play

Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin

13/03/2014 - 23/03/2014

Production Details

Samin Son is a Korean-born, Wellington-based performance artist and curator. His practice traverses different mediums – painting, installation, sound and video – with performative strategies. In Samin Son TV he reinterprets his past performance pieces as an experimental audiovisual work. The work is formed by his experience of compulsory military service in the Korean Army. He draws upon the endurance and meticulously directed aggression demanded by army life, as well as his struggles with identity and race politics in his second home. In the army Son had to suppress his non-conformist personality in favour of rules and rigidity. This resulted in an overenthusiasm for the mundane – a pushing of the limits of conformity to their threshold.


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Wellingon City Council
Aotearoa Gaming Trust
Creative NZ
Auckland City Council