Ellen Yeong Gyeong Son

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WA LAU EH EAT MY YEOT SH*T


17 Oct 2019 - 25 Oct 2019
School House Studios







WA LAU EH EAT MY YEOT SH*T is a commissioned banner project that explores the lingering oppression of female sexuality in Korean family tradition. Deeply rooted in Confucianism, Korean families practiced oppression on females including widow suicide, concubinage, and abortion of female-child pregnancy.

The oppression still lingers to this day, reinforcing a gender dichotomy as well as diminishing female sexuality and individualism. Having lived in Korea and Singapore, Son utilises Singlish (Singaporean-English) slang and phonetically translated Korean in English sentences to create colourful expressions that criticize the lingering residues of the female oppression.

Son welcomes viewers to touch the banner and utilize these unique expressions into their everyday conversation.

This exhibiton was part of Emerge in Yarra 2019
Proudly supported by Multicultural Arts Victoria 



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Details of works:                  

1   WA LAU EH EAT MY YEOT SH*T. 2019.  Red PVC Door Strips, Double-sided Tape, Hologram Tape, Screws, Chains and Aluminium. 136cm wide x 186.5cm.

Photo credit: Christo Crocker

I acknowledge that I live and work on the unceded land of Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung peoples. I pay my respects to Elders past, present, and emerging.