Visiting Artist’s Talk – Soojin Chang

Monday 5 December 2022
Time
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location
Conference Auditorium 2 (GM.01)
Cost
Free
Type
Lectures and seminars
Audience
General public

For this week's Visiting Artist's Talk, we welcome Soojin Chang.

Soojin Chang (b. 1991, unceded territory of the Ramaytush Ohlone) is a Korean non-binary performance artist, filmmaker, ritual practitioner, and researcher who lives in Glasgow and works internationally.

Using their body as technology to transmute in/visibility, Chang’s practice reflects on contemporary ethics, colonial inheritance, and trans-species reliances.

They use phenomenology and animism as methods to experience matrixial glitches in thinghood/subjectivity, art/life, and the afterlife.

Recent work includes: JADE BABY BAMBOO SPINE at the Bluecoat, Liverpool (2022); Sacrifice to the Seaworm at Leeds Art Gallery (2022); BXBY at Jerwood Space and University of Leeds’ Project Space for the Jerwood/FVU Awards (2022); Dog Eggs at Asia Culture Centre, Gwangju (2022); Heavenly Shower of Banknotes at the ICA (London) for FUTURERITUAL (2022); A heifer would be needed for the sacrifice at Tramway for Take Me Somewhere (2021); Death Ritual at Sa Sa Art Projects, Phnom Penh (2019); and Hair Eggs at MoMA PS1 (2018).

Find out about Soojin Chang’s Jerwood/FVU Awards (2022) commissions currently on display at Project Space (University of Leeds) and Leeds Art Gallery.

About the Visiting Artists' Talks series

The Visiting Artists’ Talks series is organised by the School of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies. Talks take place every Monday afternoon during teaching weeks.

Each session brings an arts professional to talk with us about what they do and why, and to chat with the student body about their career journey and interests.

All of our talks are compulsory for our Fine Art students but are also open to anyone else who would like to join us.

Find out more about the Visiting Artist’s Talk with Soojin Chang, including how to book your place.

Image: Soojin Chang (in collaboration with Jade O'Belle, Kasimyn, and Georgie Rei-n Lo), JADE BABY BAMBOO SPINE, 2022. Commissioned by Bluecoat Liverpool. Image courtesy of the artist.