Since Jeong left her hometown in South Korea, she became aware of herself as a symptom of something. She thinks of herself as a symptom of Korean society, especially in relation to the androcentric family and the social system based on the Confucian traditions in which she grew up. A reflection on identity and autobiography, SELF LIFE DRAWING deals with stereotyped images of women in Korean Confucianism and their constraints Jeong tries to liberate herself from. In this video installation, the stories of her name, her mother and the repetitive stone drawings are composed as a way of addressing the symptomatic self and wishes.
Eunkyung Jeong is a South Korean visual artist, writer and scenographer based in Brussels. Her principal interests are conceptual drawing and writing practices, using literary strategies and time-based media installations.
by Eunkyung Jeong, music Jaha Koo