Anatomy of the Bow
Anatomy of the Bow, series of 12 photographs, flat screen (karaoke), microphone / installation view at Changdong Nationa Art Studios Gallery, Seoul 2012
The video Anatomy of the Bow: Speakers is part of the project done in the time of the residency period in South Korea, dealing with the oppressed social bodies, the position of women in Korean society and their struggles of emancipation and fight for equality.
The video, made of archive photographs, creates a moving picture of a fragmented, fragile social body : we can see the women speak, but their voices remain silent. The voice-over recites a writing by Theresa Hak Chyung Cha, a text that almost anatomically describes the ability and struggles of speech as a bodily experience. The video Anatomy of the Bow is made of archive imaged kindly borrowed by the KWWA- Korean Women Worker Association, an organization dealing with working right of women, giving them education and support.
© Luiza Margan 2021