Sophie Jung’s work operates at the intersection between performance, sculpture, and text. She brings established concepts into a state of disarray through a complex interplay of references to high culture, mass culture, and current socio-political events, destabilising them by verbally activating symbolically charged objects. She develops improvised conceptual spaces for provisional meaning and constantly changing definitions, which are then restaged in her performances. For the LISTE - Art Fair Basel’s 13th Performance Project, Sophie Jung has developed her new piece ‘Death Warmed Up’, a one-woman-show that oscillates between exhibition and auction, stand-up and campaign speech, cruise-ship entertainment and eulogy, constantly evading formal classifications. In a logorrheic frenzy, a desperate stage character applies herself to a series of constantly doubling, confusing, and misleading wordplays as a hymn to the generative failure of language itself.
Death Warmed Up, 2017
16. Juni 2017, 17:00