The Theatre Centre presentation
Created and Performed by Geumhyung Jeong (South Korea)
The Theatre Centre, 1115 Queen St. West
February 1–2, 2017
Tickets: Regular $30 | Students/seniors/arts worker $22
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Direct from critically acclaimed performances in Seattle and Vancouver, Oil Pressure Vibrator arrives in Toronto.
Part performance piece, part lecture, this is a show that will challenge your notions of sexuality, technology and the body—not to mention theatre itself. Performer Geumhyung Jeong is a true original, and a true radical. Here she presents a piece about her love affair with an industrial excavator. Yes, you read that right: this is a performance that goes into uncharted waters, exploring sexuality fearlessly and with unabashed intellectualism. The show includes a big-screen visual presentation accompanied by a lecture: the artist describes her quest for autoerotic satisfaction, and how her search culminated in her settling on the construction machine as her object of desire.
From there she moves further into her exploration: on the video screen we see documentary footage of Jeong going through training to be an excavator operator, followed by… well, let’s just say things get pretty racy. But for all its shocking eroticism, this is also a contemplative, cerebral show. Jeong wants to shake us up, to make us think, to make us question some of our most basic ideas. This is an adventure in transgression, and her courage demands ours in response.
In Korean, with English surtitles.
Creator/Performer Geumhyung Jeong
Cinematographers Geumhyung Jeong, Hoseung Jeon, Bongwoo Park, Youngkyo Choi
Video Editor Geumhyung Jeong, Younghyun Jeong
English subtitles Yunkyung Hur
Commissioned by Seoul Marginal Theatre Festival 2008
Artist travel supported by Korea Arts Management Service
Photo by Gajin Kim
Show copy written by Mike Archibald, courtesy of PuSh International Performing Arts Festival
Wednesday, February 1 – 8:00pm
Thursday, February 2 – 8:00pm