Cybernated Aesthetics: Lee Bul and the Body Transfigured

  title={Cybernated Aesthetics: Lee Bul and the Body Transfigured},
  author={Soraya Murray},
  journal={PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art},
  • Soraya Murray
  • Published 9 April 2008
  • Art
  • PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art
The sculptural work of Lee Bul generates a compelling visual incongruity within a cluster of aesthetic divergences. In her 1998 exhibition at Artsonje Center in Seoul, Korea, the suspended, white, and partially constructed representations of cyborg bodies, though unbounded by traditional biological gender, appear as female due to their hourglass shapes. But between them stands a monster. Monster: Black (1998), the many-tentacled amorphism, the great glittering pile of excrement. Visually… Expand
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