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Soojin Chang:
Heavenly Shower of Bank Notes
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Soojin Chang & These New Puritans, 2019, Inside the Rose. Film still. Photo by Harley Weir. 

What will you do with your vision of her?

Heavenly Shower of Banknotes is an experimental ritual oscillating between a fighting ring, feast and a transaction. Artist Soojin Chang invites the audience to determine her fate by choosing to either ‘feed’ or ‘pay’. Collaborator Georgie (Rei-n) Lo performs as a mediator, facilitating the process of participation.

Soojin Chang works in a process of trance, dissociation, feedback, and self-recognition to create performances that dissolve personhood and objecthood through animist methodologies. Their works take the form of video, live performance, ritual practice and field research. Using her body as technology to transmute in/visibility, Chang’s practice negotiates contemporary ethics, colonial inheritance, and queer, interspecies reliance. Current and recent interventions include: Dog Eggs at Asia Culture Center, Gwangju (2022); BXBY, commissioned for the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2022; a heifer would be needed for the sacrifice at Tramway for Take Me Somewhere (2021); State of Possession at the ICA and CCA Glasgow (2019); Death Ritual at Sa Sa Art Projects, Phnom Penh (2019); and Hair Eggs at MoMA PS1 (2018). soojinchang.com

Georgie (Rei-n) Lo is an artist and ritual somatics practitioner working with a toolkit of yoga, tarot, dance, contact improvisation and performance art. The themes of her current research are animism and the Dao, psychogeography, land relations and situationism, games and play.  The arising query of her work is: can we find movement to play in the flow of perceived restrictions towards liberation?

08:00 pm
Sat, 21 May 2022
£10 Full, £7.50 Concessions, £5 Green/Blue Members

Duration: 45 min.

This performance includes mediated participation. Audience members are welcome to leave and come back to the space.

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Coils, Soojin Chang, 2019. Sound, video and visual installation