These Bodies of Video Works is a solo exhibition which explores the relationship between performance and the performer’s body through the mediums of video and objects. These new works, which incorporate So’s practice of drag performance and his recent experience learning to sing as a countertenor, offer a personal and nuanced perspective on the intersection of identity, gender, and the body.
Through the exploration of acts such as singing and lip-syncing, the works in this exhibition challenge traditional notions of the performer and the performed, and the relationship between mimicry and truth. The duality of camp and sincerity is also a central theme, as So’s work explores the complex relationship between humour and tragedy of performance and self-expression.
So invites viewers to consider their own relationship to the body and performance, encouraging a deeper understanding of the complexities of identity and self-expression.
Exhibition: 14 February—14 June 2023