Relaxing into Relation

Performance
by
Multiple Contributors
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Friday, October 5, 2018 — 12:00pm - 2:30pm | Sunday, October 7, 2018 — 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Float Life Marda Loop

An individual and collective performative experiment: physiological relaxation as a basis for a conversation. Focus: relational identities. How to literally suspend our bodies in a sense of deprivation of the tank?

I am interested in how we can discuss issues related to identity, power, and oppression in a relaxed state. I simply want to see what would happen to the quality of the discussion when physiologically and neurologically are in a state of relaxation.

In particular, I am interested in discussing inherited histories of colonialism. As a racialized immigrant to Canada, I am interested in indigenous, non-indigenous relations and how to move forward, especially in relation to art making and its possibilities for other imagined futures.

We will float individually then come together and have tea. We will share a conversation about what is important. As we know, changing and expanding our bounds in many cultures. It can be used elsewhere, to see otherwise. Can another form of social be brought forth that is not based on the adversary? An alternative way of being less prone to other? The experience of each person is important to you immediately. However, if useful, a template for discourse-making.

Jin-me Yoon is a Korean-born, Vancouver-based artist. Since the early 1990s, her lens-based practice has critically examined the construction of self and other in relation to her own direct and inherited history, as well as within broader geopolitical contexts. Unpacking stereotypical assumptions and dominant discourses, Yoon’s work has examined gender and sexuality, culture and ethnicity, citizenship and nationhood. Adopting a wider and wider lens over time, her practice has become a deep investigation into entangled local and global histories existing at specific sites within the context of transnationalism.

Presented in over 200 solo and group exhibitions, Yoon has shown her work across North America, Asia, and Australia, and in select institutions worldwide. She has delivered 80 guest lectures throughout Canada and the United States, and in Korea, Mexico, Ireland, Japan, Spain, and India. Her work is held in 17 Canadian and International public collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, Royal Ontario Museum, Vancouver Art Gallery and Seoul Museum of Art. This year, Yoon was a finalist for the prestigious Scotiabank Photography Award.

UNE EXPÉRIMENTATION PERFORMATIVE INDIVIDUELLE ET COLLECTIVE : UNE DÉTENTE PHYSIOLOGIQUE COMME FONDEMENT D’UNE CONVERSATION. AXE : IDENTITÉS RELATIONNELLES. COMMENT : LITTÉRALEMENT EN SUSPENDANT NOS CORPS DANS UN CAISSON D’ISOLATION SENSORIELLE, DÉLAISSANT AINSI NOS PROPRES LIMITES POUR ENSUITE PARLER.

JE M’INTÉRESSE À LA FAÇON DONT NOUS POUVONS DISCUTER DE QUESTIONS RELATIVES À L’IDENTITÉ, AU POUVOIR ET À L’OPPRESSION DANS UN ÉTAT DE DÉTENTE. JE DÉSIRE SIMPLEMENT SAVOIR CE QU’IL ADVIENT DE LA DISCUSSION QUAND NOS SYSTÈMES PHYSIOLOGIQUES ET NEUROLOGIQUES SE TROUVENT DANS UN ÉTAT DE DÉTENTE.

ÉTANT UNE IMMIGRANTE ISSUE D’UNE ANCIENNE COLONIE DU JAPON, JE M’INTÉRESSE PARTICULIÈREMENT À LA DISCUSSION À PROPOS DE L’HÉRITAGE COLONIAL JE M’INTÉRESSE AUX RELATIONS ENTRE AUTOCHTONES ET ALLOCHTONES ET À LA MANIÈRE D’ALLER DE L’AVANT, SURTOUT PAR RAPPORT À LA CRÉATION ARTISTIQUE ET AUX MOYENS D’IMAGINER DE NOUVEAUX AVENIRS.

NOUS FLOTTERONS DE FAÇON INDIVIDUELLE POUR ENSUITE NOUS RÉUNIR ET PRENDRE LE THÉ. NOUS ALLONS ÉCHANGER À PROPOS DE CE QUE LES PARTICIPANTS JUGENT IMPORTANT PAR RAPPORT AUX PRÉOCCUPATIONS SUSMENTIONNÉES. COMME NOUS LE SAVONS, TRANSFORMER ET ACCROÎTRE NOS FRONTIÈRES PAR DIVERS MOYENS A ÉTÉ ACCOMPLI DANS PLUSIEURS CULTURES POUR NOUS AMENER AILLEURS, POUR VOIR AUTREMENT. DE NOUVELLES FORMES DE SOCIABILITÉS PEUVENT-ELLES ÊTRE MISES DE L’AVANT EN N’ÉTANT PAS FONDÉES SUR L’ANTAGONISME ? UNE AUTRE FAÇON D’ÊTRE ÉTANT MOINS SUSCEPTIBLE DE CRÉER DE L’ALTÉRITÉ ? L’EXPÉRIENCE DE CHAQUE PERSONNE EMPORTANT QUELQUE CHOSE EST SUFFISANTE ET N’A PAS À ÊTRE INSTRUMENTALISÉE. TOUTEFOIS, ELLE PEUT ÊTRE UTILE AFIN D’ÉLABORER UN CADRE DE DISCUSSION.

Relaxing into Relation

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