In her performance and social-investigative practice, Grace Euna Kim engages as a performance and visual artist, choreographer, pedagogue, and critical researcher. In her speculative embodied work, she devises immersive and participatory encounters that deploy psycho-phenomenological approaches to unpack embedded social/political issues. Her present research investigates psychopathologies of solidarity, resistance, and conflict, and the ways in which ideology, language, and meaning are negotiated, internalized, performed, and normalized – particularly with regard to covert mechanisms of violence and how they persist and reproduce.

Euna’s performances and interventions manifest in diverse site-specific contexts and scales, - from citywide interventions, to cultural and educational institutions, to the intimacy of a private home. Her longterm research “Acid Bodies” deploys immersive methods as a means to probe the politics of perception in relation to desire, power, consensus, and conflict. In this sense she uses immersive performance as the “stage” for various performative, participatory, and pedagogic research-based formats, which, through different aesthetic approaches and entry points, invite people to radically rethink community and one’s accountability as a social and political body.

During her performances cameras are generally prohibited, with a few exceptions depending on the site/public context. The experience is documented when/however possible with hidden cameras, texts (written afterward by audience/participants), and sound. Therefore the image quality and scope varies, since the priority is to protect as much as possible the intimacy of the immersive experience.

As the work address anticipation as a political material - and in some cases to protect the privacy of participants - public documents are very limited. If you are interested in the private archives, please email Euna at the address below.

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