At our launch of 𝐸𝓁𝑒𝒸𝓉𝓇𝑜𝒞𝒾𝓉𝒾𝑒𝓈, a three-part lecture and exhibition series celebrating net.art we explored identity, desire and our online sexual freedoms with our net.artist in Residence EJ Son and author and journalist Jessie Tu.
EJ Son is a Sydney based artist born in Korea. She studied her Honours majoring in sculpture at Sydney College of the Arts. She’s currently a studio artist at kil.n.it experimental studio. She’s recently shown her gradshow work ‘masterbator’ at the 541 Gallery and sold an egg to a mystery buyer who’s come back three times for the egg at The Other Art Fair. Son is the first of three artists/collectives participating in Electrofringe's inaugural ElectroCities net.art Residency. EJ's Exhibition: NOT THAT ANGRY ANYMORE 달걀로 바위치다: ‘Striking the rock with an egg’ is a Korean proverb that is used to describe situations where the actions feel useless and meaningless as ‘rock’ is indifferent to the ‘eggs’. To those who dream of making a change in the world, this may feel familiar. But eggs symbolises the beginning, the light, new life and the new world that is soon to arrive. Jessie TU is a Sydney-based writer and journalist. How do we know who we are if we don't know what we desire? How does Hollywood and films shape our desires? In this lecture, Jessie Tu explored the notion of her own Asian Australian identity through an examination of the films she's grown up watching, examining questions of identity, desire and racial hierarchies through film, history and feminist theory.