In this double bill event, learn more about acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul and see a live performance by Korean-Canadian visual artist Zadie Xa.
Lee Bul discusses her work and the influences behind her current Hayward Gallery exhibition with Director Ralph Rugoff, and Zadie Xa brings together live storytellers, dancers and musicians for her work, Flooded with ICE/Hell Fire Can’t Scorch Me.
Lee Bul in Conversation
Over the past 30 years, Lee Bul has explored questions of intimacy, gender, technology and class through a focus on the body. Drawing on science fiction, philosophy and visionary architecture, as well as Japanese anime and manga, her work includes performance, drawing, painting and large-scale immersive installations. The exhibition, which occupies the entire Hayward Gallery, includes documentation of early performances, sculptural works from the iconic Monster, Cyborg and Anagram series, and recent immersive installations, as well as a selection of the artist’s studio drawings.
Zadie Xa: Flooded with ICE/Hell Fire Can’t Scorch Me
Explore a dystopian feminist future through the eyes of a young protagonist. With live storytellers, dancers and musicians, Flooded with ICE/Hell Fire Can’t Scorch Me leads the audience into a distant galaxy of shape-shifting and magic. Produced in collaboration with writer Taylor Le Melle and performers Jihye Kim, Jane Chan and Nam Yoon Kim.
Zadie Xa is a London-based artist whose work explores hybrid identities, desire and fantasy through performance, painting, video and textiles. Recent exhibitions and performances include: HOMEBOY 3030: Return the Tiger 2 the Mountain, Union Pacific, London, 2018 (solo); Iridezcent Interludez for Do Disturb 2018 performance festival, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, 2018; Rehearsals from the Korean Avant-Garde Performance Archive, Korean Cultural Centre, London, 2017.